We were even at Kitty Hawk a few months after the 100th anniversary.
And so it was no surprise that the hubs brought us out to the Air Fest even though he hadn't been feeling too well for the past few days.
We got there a little late, and so most of the acts had pretty much done their stuff.
We had also had the experience of getting caught in the massive traffic jam to and from the air show a few years back, and were perfectly happy parked with many others, along the perimeter/fence to watch the show from the back of our car.
We saw a couple of acts, and then the grand finale, The Thunderbirds. And yes, the little boy would certainly agree on that name, seeing how many times he held up his hands to his ears.
They certainly did not disappoint. I kept thinking about the wives and families of these men, and how they must have palpitations each time the men perform.
I had forgotten that the Thunderbirds' segment went on for almost half an hour.
They did all sorts of amazing acrobatics in the air,
and were zooming all around us.
The last Air Fest in Abilene was in 2012, and the last time the Thunderbirds performed here was in 2010. This time it was extra special because the Commander and Lead Pilot is from Abilene.
Don't make us wait too long till your next appearance, Thunderbirds.