Also saw the Harrier jet fighter made famous in the Falklands war for its ability to lift vertically off the deck of an aircraft carrier.
Top speed 350 MPH.
And Lori says it makes the port-a-potties shake.
These are apparently replacing helicopters in many combat situations.
This is one of the main training bases for the Osprey and we see it frequently as pilots are being trained on its somewhat unique operation.
Apparently if one of its engines becomes disabled it can transfer power to the rotors of the damaged engine through a unique driveshaft system and allow it to limp home.
Here she is just leaving the front cockpit position to get out on the lower wing.
Waving to the crowd during a flyby.
Now for a little loop and a twist to gain a new perspective on things.
After they were done they did a little drive by to wave to the crowd.
And finally a race. The biplane came out of a dive to gain maximum speed, about 150 mph and the Shockwave Jet Truck waited a few second to let the plane get a lead. Then he put the pedal to the metal and ignited those 3 jet engines and blew by the plane in seconds.
Monday we headed to the Theatre to take in the movie Kingsman. $5.00 each. not to hard to take. Then we went over to Cracker Barrel for lunch and I had a southern breakfast. Eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, hash browns, cornbread muffins, grits, biscuits and gravy. Far too much food and way too many carbs. I waddled back to the truck and I didn't feel like eating again till lunch time the next day.
Tuesday we are going on another tour. This time its a Date farm.