Sunday, May 3, 2015

Defenders of Liberty #BlueAngels

  This weekend is the annual Barksdale Air Force Base  Defenders of Liberty Air Show in Bossier City, LA.  It was held for the first time in 1933.  The Open House highlights the fantastic home of the B-52.  A two-day event features the latest in military planes.  You can also see historical and civilian aircrafts.  The base is open to the public to tour, meet the brave pilots, and enjoy incredible aerobatic performers.
  The highlight of the show was the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.  The skill and precision they fly is breathtaking.  There were also skydiving exhibitions and a dozen other talented pilots taking to the air.  You can click here to see the line-up of performers.
  We are very lucky to have Barksdale in our sister city.  The Air Show is organized and hosted by the 2nd Bomb Wing Barksdale Air Force base and the Military Affairs Council in Shreveport.  It is free to the public.

*Last year we watched the USAF Thunderbirds.  You can see that photo here.



12 comments :

  1. They are way cool.

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  2. and I was expecting to see Bentley piloting one of those jets!

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  3. that must be wonderful to see it with your own eyes... thanks that I can enjoy it too via your blog :o)
    easy rider

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  4. My Dad and Mom got to see the Blue Angels a couple of times and he says they are amazing!!!

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  5. What fun, I just love watching planes do there thing.

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  6. We love watching them fly over stadiums after the national anthem is sung.

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  7. That's amazing and very cool that is free and open to the public.

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  8. That looks like a really awesome event. My hubby would LOVE that (and I'd enjoy it too). Whenever we go to the Nascar races, one of our favorite things is when the military does a flyover before the race...it's always so impressive.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  9. That is very cool. We live near and air force base. Dad used to work there.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  10. Awesome! Our nephew is in the Air Force. We'd love to see the Blue Angels in person some day.

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