Saturday, December 17, 2011

December 17, 2011. The Flyover.

On December 17 every year, we head up Colington Road and park across the street from the monument and wait for the flyover, in commemoration of the Wright Brothers' first flight which took place on December 17, 1903. Not much happening this year. If the weather is the least bit cloudy, none of the military jets makes the flyover. And today was a cloudy, cold, windy, dreary, gray day.
The Great White Hunter has a small bladder.
Nothing misses the watchful gaze of Rosie.
De plane! De plane!
Mo' planes!
Darn near choked myself with my camera strap trying to get this plane flying overhead.
Oops. A seagull.
I like this shot with the sun behind the clouds.
This one made the loop around. Watch for him.
I like the seagulls in these shots.
One year, I saw the Stealth Bomber. I shot a picture of it:


Anonymous said...

The 2 navy jets flew over, from north to south, at exactly 10:35am. Not sure why they flew that way, every time I've ever been there they always come from the south.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

I didn't get there until just before 11:00. When we were leaving, the Coast Guard helicopter and C-130 flew right over the house.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Good for the Navy! The Wrights flew at 10:35 AM. And I've never seen the North to South thing either, unless they loop around like today.

Marilyn said...

That was neat. Thanks for sharing. Although I can't believe you "shared" those first few pictures with us!

Anonymous said...

Was this also the first time they split up the flyover? Why start with 2 jets at 10:35, then wait until 11:11 to resume and complete the event? Didn't see any news explaining this change, which I didn't like.