Oldest son texted yesterday, inviting me to the Air Power Expo at NAS/JRB Fort Worth today.
After grabbing some burgers, we got to the show around 1:00. Apparently, the show was just for normal terrestrially-based aircraft, as this Rebel Alliance Starfleet fighter - complete with R2 unit (that's not a flux capacitor, Mr. Faraday) - had to be left in the parking lot:
Of course, once inside the show perimeter, not all displays were aircraft related. Apropos to this camper's body style, it has been equipped with 'Freddy' fenders:
In event of foreign invasion, the Air Force is developing stealth hot rods to outrun the Chinese rickshaws:
Okay, it's mainly a recruiting tool for high school campuses...
If the Zombie Apocalypse occurs, I'm getting my .30-30 and my .45, both stoked with Hornady Z-max ammo. Then I'm going looking for Combat Medic Kev driving one of these, 'cause he knows more about the undead than I do:
BTW, since it was an Airshow, there were also airplanes present. Here are oldest Son and Fiancée on a Grumman C-1 Trader:
Here's a cool dune buggy - would've been cooler if it was a Sand Car (with a CBM LS2 motor) - this one just had an air-cooled four banger boxer motor - but cool anyway:
Oh, yeah, back to the airplanes - a Curtiss P40 Warhawk:
And a Douglas
DC-3 C-47, with a B-24 Liberator in the right background. With thousands of B-24s having been built just a half-mile west of here, as well as Grand Prairie, Tulsa, and Willow Run, MI, the one on display here was born in San Diego. If you stand on your tip-toes and look over the B-24's tail, you can just see the roof of Todd the Blogger's old house:
I unfortunately didn't get any images of the awesome Mig-17 demonstration. Closing out the show was the headline act, the Navy's Blue Angels - they didn't disappoint:
Look out for that pole!
In Rev. 22:13, the Lord says, "I am the Alpha and the Omega." I don't know that the Lord meant that this guy is the Alpha and the Omega, but I wouldn't pick a fight with him:
Do not fly over Monterey Bay with insufficient fuel.