In The Desert
MCAS Air Show
March 27th 2010
Saturday was a nice day with great weather for an air show. This is an event that takes place every year in Yuma, Arizona, (this one being the 48th annual), and is attended by thousands of spectators. It's also free with easy parking and chairs for viewing the show. The main event announcer was R. Lee Ermey, he is best known for his role in the film Full Metal Jacket, and is currently the star of Lock & Load (The Mail Call Guy). The show runs from 9:00 till 4:00. There are a lot of static displays on the ground and aircraft, some you can enter. Nice event!
Here's a short video of two biplanes that were in the air show. There were a lot of flying stunt planes, jets and other aricraft on display in the air, besides the ground display. Also concession stands if you get hungry.
Below is a slide show with a few of the aircraft that are part of the flying demonstrations. Also included is the Jet Powered School Bus that raced a Jet, with little success! It didn't seem like he made a good run. But it was fun to watch.
A few of the Aircraft in the flying display.
These Jets are the Patriots. Sponsored by local businesses.
Don't miss this next year, fun way to spend a Saturday ---
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