Scott Air Force Base: Jets Air Show

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On September 11th and 12th , St. Louis’s Scott Air Force Base will host this year’s 2010 Airpower Over the Midwest Air Show. Aside from this being an exciting event, parking and entrance was free so it was no surprise that thousands came to watch the show. This air show was scheduled to go on from 9am to 5pm. On Saturday afternoon air show fans waited longer than usual to watch the grand finale.

The Blue Angels could not get air born due to a flat tire that held an A-10 Thunderbolt “Warthog” on the runway for a few moments. Yet, despite the delay, thousands of air show goers stayed at the base waiting for the Airpower Over the Midwest Air Show’s Final Act.

After all the waiting the Blue Angels Navy and Marine Corps flying team finally took flight more than 90 minutes later than anticipated. There were six blue and yellow trimmed jets that soared across the sky while creating numerous formations. Diamond shaped formations were performed wherein four of the F/A-18 Hornets traveled with each planes wings only about 18 inches away from the next jet.

Many of the spectators had only good things to say about the show. It was said to be spectacular and amazing.


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