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    Air Expo 2018

    No airshow thread? Guessing with the rain and all its a pretty low gate.
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    There have been a series of loud booms from the direction of the base (I live a few miles away). I guess they are blowing up the explosives they usually use to simulate bomb runs from the warbirds. Thought it was thunder at first, but the radar doesn’t show any cells overhead right now.

    The base Facebook page says the afternoon air routines have been cancelled.

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    I went yesterday with a friend and had a great time! I got VIP tickets through my company and it was nice to have premo seating, free food and drinks, plus a goodie bag with sunglasses, sunscreen, a cozie, and other items. The only small drawback was the Blue Angels show was cut a little short because of an approaching storm. But we got back to my car before the rain started, and just waited it and the traffic gridlock out in dry and air-conditioned comfort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazz lady View Post
    I went yesterday with a friend and had a great time! I got VIP tickets through my company and it was nice to have premo seating, free food and drinks, plus a goodie bag with sunglasses, sunscreen, a cozie, and other items. The only small drawback was the Blue Angels show was cut a little short because of an approaching storm. But we got back to my car before the rain started, and just waited it and the traffic gridlock out in dry and air-conditioned comfort.
    I remember the days when my company had VIP accommodations. It was always a good time.

    But for some reason, I just wasn't into the show this year. I was happy to watch them fly over my house during practice and on Saturday's show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWguy View Post
    I remember the days when my company had VIP accommodations. It was always a good time.

    But for some reason, I just wasn't into the show this year. I was happy to watch them fly over my house during practice and on Saturday's show.
    We were watching them from our deck Friday and yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWguy View Post
    I remember the days when my company had VIP accommodations. It was always a good time.

    But for some reason, I just wasn't into the show this year. I was happy to watch them fly over my house during practice and on Saturday's show.
    I hadn't been to the show in many years because of the crowds. VIP was so nice and we had a perfect view of the field without the masses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWguy View Post
    I remember the days when my company had VIP accommodations. It was always a good time.

    But for some reason, I just wasn't into the show this year. I was happy to watch them fly over my house during practice and on Saturday's show.
    must be nice, the companies I worked for may have had VIP seating but it was not made available to use workers.
    Now I get to stand in the sun if I care to see, never been a guest of a VIP, don't have friends in high enough places, I just work there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazz lady View Post
    I went yesterday with a friend and had a great time! I got VIP tickets through my company and it was nice to have premo seating, free food and drinks, plus a goodie bag with sunglasses, sunscreen, a cozie, and other items. The only small drawback was the Blue Angels show was cut a little short because of an approaching storm. But we got back to my car before the rain started, and just waited it and the traffic gridlock out in dry and air-conditioned comfort.
    Banana was there in VIP, too!
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    Had the Blue Angels down on May 11-13 at the Macdill AFB show, including the F-22 Raptor - first time I have ever seen it fly and it is very impressive. Also the A-10 (my favorite), Mig 17, F-15, and lots more. Great weather, but the best part is that I went down Friday about 1130 when they have the complete run through "practice" show with only base personnell on the flight line. Really nice dealing with just a few thousand folk vs 250 - 300,000 on Sat and Sun. That retired ID comes in handy a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoseRed View Post
    Banana was there in VIP, too!
    Banana?

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