Thursday, July 5, 2018
Started going here when I was a teen some twenty years ago... what a air show they had,
The aircraft display was spectacular, the air show itself was to die for, the 30-40 balloons that took flight from the actual field was amazing.... the grucci fire works display was world class.....BUT, I guess Good things never last.. my family and I quit going due to the lacking of all the above..
Went back for the first time in 10+ years this year (2018)with my wife and child whom never been to a show. what a disappointment. Its totally turned into a fair with a few planes to watch, if you like airshows and planes spare yourself and go somewhere else. If you like fair rides and concessions you should go.
The air show its self:
I mean no disrespect to the pilots and performers that we seen, they were all very professional and put on a good show. My complaint is just the lacking of planes. The air show recruiter needs to do more recruiting, more jets are needed, there was only 3....f-18, A-10 and a mig. Maybe a couple of biplanes would be good. When did they stop the static display? What a disappointment, it was always fun to see the planes up close. They don't need a VIP area either.. or atleast put a tent up that's not so tall so people can see the low fly passes.. or relocate to the other end of field, and I'm a person that would buy VIP if available, but seen no advantages to it being there except the shade of the tent.
Hot air balloons?
We got to see eight ballons fly in out of the 40 they had listed on their web site. Where were the rest? Kellogs balloon wasn't even there, but the post balloon was...
They were ok. Same as you would see at any mid size city.. they bragged about it being in sync with music but no... they just played music while the fireworks went off.
I will give compliments to the grounds crew, there was no trash anywhere, very clean at the airshows spectator's area.