Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Theme Thursday — Flight

This was two of my three oldest children's first plane ride, when we were moving from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Fort Dix, New Jersey. We were actually flying from Little Rock, Arkansas, after having spent most of the summer visiting family in North Central Arkansas. (Chatty's first two plane rides were from Springfield, Missouri, to St. Louis, Missouri, and back for minor heart surgery due to her premature birth. She was roughly 2 1/2 weeks old, having just been born at 27 weeks gestation.)


These pictures are from Hubby's Airborne School book. He attended soon after being commissioned in the Army in 1988. Who really knows if any of these are him.


These last three pictures are the Thunderbirds from Independence Day weekend in 2001 at Scott AFB, Illinois. Since my scanner is still not working I had to take a picture of the picture and then download it, and when I enhanced it the color kind of came out bright. I wish you could see them in my album.

We lived about six miles from one of the gates, and the first picture is from my backyard one day when they were practicing. The other two pictures were from one of the actual air show days.



9 comments:

Kris said...

Jumping out of planes seems to be an odd thing to do.

Betsy said...

Nice flight pics! Chatty really hasn't changed all that much! :)
Those air shows are amazing. We live close to Wright Patt AFB and The Mister and Taylor have gone several times.

willow said...

Hey, welcome to TT. I think I've seen your smiling face over at Betsy's blog.

Brian Miller said...

oh wow. the parachute pics are amazing. dont know if i could ever do it...welcome to tt!

Wings said...

Great pics, thanks for sharing!

Love Bears All Things said...

Very good!

subtorp77 said...

OMW! I was right next door, over at McGuire AFB! Left in '85 for the Navy and can't forget the flight to St. Louis then on to Chicago! Great take on the theme :)

Harnett-Hargrove said...

I know when I plane traveled with my kids when they were young...I get out onto the tarmac when it was over and say..whoa, made it through another one! Great shots! -J

Megan said...

Great pictures, even without the scanner!

 
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