When we saw on the schedule that the Blues were coming to Tuscaloosa, we knew we had to go! Tuscaloosa is only about an hour and a half from Meridian so it made for an easy Saturday day trip. While the weather has been fickle this month, it’s been pretty nice overall with most days in the 70s. Unfortunately, Saturday’s weather called for temperatures in the 40s!! After last weekend’s weather in Jackson, I knew to show up prepared for the cold.
We arrived in Tuscaloosa around 10am and parked at a K-Mart to take the shuttle to the Tuscaloosa airport where the air show was happening. The shuttle was free and the line moved quickly. The airshow was really reasonable ($10 tickets at the gate) and had a huge turnout. The only downside to the day was the COLD! We walked around the static displays and then met up with friends to watch the show. I got to walk through an Osprey and was shocked by just how big they are in person!
The T-45 (the jet Rob flies here in Meridian) was one of the planes in the static displays. It was actually really cool because my friend Rachel’s boyfriend actually got to fly the T-45 to the airshow and then show people the plane. Even cooler than that, he had dinner at a big reception with the Blue Angels the night before and long story short was able to fly in Fat Albert during the airshow! So cool!
I am convinced that nothing beats watching an airshow with a bunch of flight students. They are seriously like big kids when it comes to planes and their giddy energy is contagious! It was so fun to see how excited they all got watching the F-22 or the Blue Angels buzz overhead. It’s hard to believe that one of them could actually be a Blue Angel one day! You never know 🙂
|Photo Courtesy of the Blue Angels Facebook|
While the airshow was great, it’s official: nothing beats the Blue Angels Homecoming air show on Pensacola Beach!