Amidst the Giants playing in the playoffs, blue grass festivals and generally gorgeous weather, Fleet Week wrapped up in the city with back to back air shows. I was working downtown at the time and saw the Blue Angels practicing. Even when I couldn't see them, I could hear them!
It's cheesy, but I felt really patriotic that week. I snapped a few photos with my telephoto lens from our house during the air show.
Recently, our minister was talking about the pilot's training and how it's imperative they be completely focused on their job. I had heard this before, but if there are any distractions in a pilot's life, they're grounded. A while ago, I saw a list of disqualifying life events for pilots and realized that I would never pass that stress test with the number of house moves, job moves, and other personal life stressors. It made me want the clarity of mind that the lack of these stressful life events would hypothetically allow me to have.
Have you seen the Blue Angels fly?
And because it's Veteran's day, I couldn't help but say, "Thank You," to all of the veteran's who have served their country, but especially my two granddads and my favorite veteran, Mr. Palindrome. Happy Veteran's Day!