On Saturday my family and I went to a great FREE family friendly event, the Selfridge Air Show! This was actually Brennen’s first time at the show as it only happens once every other year and two years ago it was too rainy and cold for us to go. The air show is held at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base (SANGB) just a short drive from our house. Ironically, we did not see much of the flying part of the show as we had other plans early in the afternoon, but we certainly enjoyed all the on-ground activities.
There were a variety of aircrafts on the base that were available for us to walk around and look at. Some of them were even open so you could go inside them.
While we were walking around there was a plane overhead using the sky as a giant chalkboard.
And much to Brennen’s delight, the pilot also drew a smiley face.
The air show also had several bounce houses and other inflatables for the kids to play in. Brennen was a big fan of the bounce house and the hubby and I were a big fan of the cost of letting him bounce to his heart’s content. FREE!!! Did I mention that there was no admission price to get into the show too?!?!
One of my favorite parts of the air show was when the Star Spangled Banner came on over the loud-speaker and EVERY person stopped what they were doing and looked at the flag coming down from the sky.
We were disappointed that we had to leave 30 minutes after the flying part of the air show started since we were all having a great time. And I am 100% certain that we were the first ones to leave as the person directing traffic had to confer with someone before he could direct us to the location of the exit. But we will definitely be back to the show in 2013 and you should make plans to attend too!
On a sad note, the second day of the air show involved the tragic death of a wing walker who fell 200 feet from his aircraft when his stunt went array. My thoughts and prayers and with his family and friends during this difficult time. Click here to read more.