flying circus

17 11 2010

[a lost august post]

He was not bone and feather but a perfect idea of freedom and flight, limited by nothing at all.
— Richard Bach (Jonathan Livingston Seagull)

flying circus - formation

Have you ever been to an airshow? Especially a classic biplane airshow?

flying circus

It’s magical and thrilling, both from toddler and adult perspectives: pretty little bundles of steel that zoom across a field with propellers whirring and then lifting into the air, defying gravity and starting to dance in loops and formations.

flying circus - biplane takeoff

Then there are the fancy tricks: stunt riders, mail drops, crazy diving.

flying circus - walking stunt

Afterward, the pay-to-rides were way beyond our budget, but we enjoyed the free field walks and chats with the pilots. If you’re in Virginia in the late summer/early fall, definitely check out the Flying Circus in Bealeton, VA.

flying circus - closeups

Bebe loves airplanes and helicopters, really anything that’s in the sky. If he could talk a bit more clearly, I think he would’ve declared: Best Day Ever. What he actually declared (repeatedly and at high volume excitement) was, “Airplane!!”

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