Are you familiar with the US Navy's aerial demonstration team, the Blue Angels? If not, its okay. I hate to admit, but I only learned of them this week. Oops. This weekend, Portsmouth's Pease International Airport, will host the Boston-Portsmouth Air Show. The show features pilots performing aerobatic, jaw-dropping tricks near the clouds and dangerously close to the ground.
Working on Pease, I have had the heart-attack-inducing pleasure of hearing the rumbles aka the Blue Angels practice. I only kind of kid about the attack my heart has been under. It is a welcomed distraction, a once in a lifetime sight... when watching outdoors. These pilots make Tom Cruise look silly (in case we didn't already think he was). Diving, twisting, tumbling, speeding, swerving, flying upside down, right side up, inside out (jusssst kidding) and in formations to awe the crowd. From inside the office, however, the "hum" made when flying at ground level and so close to the window scares the poop out of me. Imagine what it might sound like if a plane was about to crash into your apartment, office building, or home and you have recreated the correct noise. Freakishly enough this has been a nightmare 0f mine.
According to the press, it has been 20 years since the Blue Angels performed in New Hampshire, and as long since an air show of this magnitude has come to the Seacoast. If you are around this weekend, come to Pease (early) and check them out! As long as you are not watching from inside a building, the Blue Angels will steal your heart and your breath.
Happy Friday! Big weekend plans??
PS. Thank you ALL for your warm, well wishes on my engagement! I couldn't be more surprised and more excited myself!! eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee