posted on May, 17 2015 @ 10:48 PM
a reply to: penroc3
So mine started before I can even remember. My grandfather was a bombardier on a b-17 in Europe, and he had all kinds of pictures and stories that he
shared with me growing up. We used to go to air shows all the time. By the time I was ten I probably knew more about the air war in wwii than about
anything taught at school.
Then my dad was an aircraft machinist, first on helicopters and later on passenger jets. Either of them would spend hours talking anything aircraft.
I didn't follow the family career path, but still keep the love alive. The great thing now is my wife gets a kick out of seeing the modern hardware
at air shows too, so we go to at least one a year. Just saw the f22 along with the blue Angels last month. Also got the Osprey tour.
A couple years ago, a b2 was doing a flyover at a local sporting event, and i knew their flight path based on the prior day's events. We went and
parked where the turn-out would be and had an amazing view of it going over. Definitely on the list of things I don't want to see from the business