Airshow

May 24, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Balloon Fest

Hi all!  I am taking a bit of a break away from how to run a photography business.  Instead, I am going to share with you what I have been doing the last few weeks.

I've had the opportunity to go to the Sunflower Balloon Fest in Anthony, KS.  It was fun, but the weather got to it.  We went out Friday night for the balloons to do a glow.  That did not happen due to wind; however, one balloon did inflate.  Another pilot was testing his propane burners, and then started having some fun.  This is where I got my favorite shot.

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We woke up early on Saturday morning to see if they would do a flight.  They inflated two balloons at that point, but the wind was still more than they wanted.  Saturday evening we again went back out.  One balloon inflated, but still wind was a factor.  Finally, we woke up early on Sunday to see if they would fly.  This time the wind was very still.  Sounds good right?  Well, no.  There was rain moving in and the ceiling height was too low to fly.  It was probably a good thing they didn't fly, since the rain moved in very shortly after that.

Memorial Day Weekend

This past Saturday I went out to Columbia, MO for their airshow.  It was a lot of fun.  The weather held off, and the planes took to the sky!  The only rain I hit was coming back in KC, and it was a downpour.  It took me over 2 hours to get to the show.  I parked in the advised parking garage, waiting for the 3rd bus to come to pay my $5 to get me to the airshow.  It drove me, and the rest of the passengers straight to the gate.  Once in I surveyed the land, and bought some food.

After I had bought some food, and before I could eat it, the Canadian Snowbirds took to the skies!  Wow!  They were impressive.  Very tight formations, and very quick planes.  

I finally got to see an A-10 Warthog in person.  Ugly, but beautiful at the same time.  I would love to hear the Gatling gun, but alas it was on static display.  Hopefully, I can get a better photo at Whiteman AFB next month.

Another plan I got to see was a C-17.  That is a huge plane!

In addition to all of these, I got to see an Osprey!  I have always wanted to see one, now I wish I could get up close!  

The last show was an F/A-18.  Surprisingly it was one of the loudest planes at the airshow!

I had a fun.  I got a little sun.  So, trying to adjust for that the next round.

Blessings,

Andrew Krob

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