Monday, July 14, 2014

What to do....In the Summer? Fly In at the Arlington, WA airport

photo by SMW
The Arlington Fly-In is really hopping.  If planes can hop, that is? It's a whole week of planes, planes, and anything that flies.

photo by SMW
These pictures are from the Saturday show towards the end of the week long events.  We live up the hill from this small airport so we can see the loop-de-loops from our deck, but we wanted to be up close for the special air show.

photo by SMW
There were old, new, and fancy planes doing tricks.  There were many professional photographers by us with HUGE lenses getting shots.  What a hard thing to photograph?!

photo by SMW
Lots of oohs and aahs from the huge crowd.  All week traffic near the airport has been at a stand still as cars slow down to watch the acrobats and not get in a wreck.



photo by SMW
There are people from all over the country and Canada that come to this airshow.  For a week before and a week after the airshow we'll be hearing planes coming and going.  It makes our little town feel important.  Just for a week!
photo by SMW

We went back for the night show at 9:30 pm.  This was the piece de resistance- the pyrotechnics show.  Let me tell you it's more than cool!  They light something dangerous on the planes and fly all over the sky and do cool tricks, cooler than the day shows.  The only reason I think the stuff was dangerous on the planes because below on the tarmac they had firetrucks at the ready.  Nothing happened, just lots of cool stuff happening in the sky.  To top the week and evening off, when the planes landed they lit fireworks!

The Arlington Fly In is always the week after July 4th.