Saturday, June 16, 2007
All the fun of the air...
Margate's Big Event started off with some serious rain as we were leaving home, but very sensibly it dried up as we approached the site. Our first visit to this event, and hats off to the organisers for a seriously excellent community day: fair, fun, events, acts and an air show. And, even more amazingly, enough portaloos. Marvellous, and if we'd had the stamina I expect the fireworks would have been great too, but we were long gone by then.
The favourite part of any event like this is the air display, and the centre of that is always, yes, always the Red Arrows. Middle-aged men next to us were going "Wow" with excitement, and the two- and four-year-olds with us were suitably excited and impressed - and who could blame them!
A shame the wind meant that the Stearman, RAF Falcons and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight were unable to do their thing, but the other flights and parachutists made up for it.
Due to the high wind we didn't get the RAF Falcons parachutists, but they did fly by in their Hercules, apparently standing at the rear ramp and waving at us. Hmmm.