I went to the Houston Air Show this year, but it might be my last time going.
They make you park at a lot away from the air field and ride a bus to the event. This is a pain in the ass.
On my way back to my car, the bus driver got lost and couldn’t find the lot with my car. Very frustrating.
I always like to get to events early. On this day, I was one of the first ones at the Air Show. This way I can get my video and photos without too many people being in the way.
One of the first things that I saw was this helicopter. I love helicopters. I’ve ridden in about 4 or 5 so far in my life and I love it.
Helicopters are cool because they can go up, down, left, right, forward, backwards or just hover in one place.
I’d love to be able to fly a helicopter like Harrison Ford, but it looks too difficult to me. I’d never be able to learn such a tough skill. I’d be scared to even try.
At the Air Show, there are several planes with very cool paint jobs.
Here’s one with the paint scheme of a Cheetah. Very cool.
This plane was very large. I’m always amazed that they can get off of the ground when they are this large.
This is the inside. It’s so big, you could drive vehicles inside to transport them. I’m always excited to see this plane.
Here’s another pic of the inside. These people are in line to go up into the cock pit. I didn’t go. I hate long lines.
I enjoy seeing the planes when their noses have a paint job on them.
Here’s an Apache Helicopter. This is a very deadly machine. I think it’s ultra cool.
This has to be the ugliest plane I’ve ever seen. It’s obviously made to carry a specific object, but I can’t figure out what it would be.
Whatever it is, it’s very large.
Here’s the side view. I’d hate to have to pilot that thing.
They have a lot of the smaller planes lined up on display. This is why I get here early. No one in my way of getting a good shot of the planes.
The wings on this plane fold up so they can store more of them on an Aircraft Carrier. It was a very smart design.
Here’s another plane with a paint job. This one has a mouth with sharp teeth.
This one too.
I think owning your own plane of this size would be cool. Tom Cruise owns a plane of this size and knows how to fly it.
They even have planes from different countries.
Here’s the “Goodtime Gal”.
I think this is my favorite paint job. She’s the sexiest because she’s wearing very little.
The people who paint these planes are very talented. During our big wars, there were women painted on many planes. I would like to have a collection of photos of those paint jobs.
This little jeep was awesome. I looked into buying a refurbished jeep like this. They can cost up to 20,000 and 25,000 dollars.
Here’s a plane for the “Texas Raiders”.
I didn’t stay at the Air Show long. Just long enough to shoot some video and get some pictures.
They say that the people’s acts while flying their planes are copyrighted and you can’t film them and show it anywhere. So since I can’t videotape any of the air show, I usually get my video and photos of the planes on the ground, then come home to process and load what I shot.
I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at this article about the Houston Air Show. Maybe by next year my frustrations will have eased and I’ll ride the bus again, haha.