a boy's first air show

There is a small airport nearby, the Lancaster Airport, that among other things, boasts a semi-annual Community Days weekend, that includes an airshow and planes and lots of food trucks and lots and lots of people. My Facebook newsfeed was just riddled with photos of my friend's children at this event over the course of the past weekend. It's free so that pretty much brings all the boys (me) to the yard. 

Matt and his brothers were frequent air show attendees when they were kids but this was all new terrain for me. People actually bring chairs? I blended in nicely with my big girl camera and even felt like she was a bit under dressed for this occasion (I saw one lens that was a foot long!). I dressed the boys in the best "air show" wear that I had (mainly plane and helicopter t-shirts), and Letty decided that her best "air show" wear would be her Frozen dress from her birthday. We paid the $5 for parking and went off with nothing but visions of grandeur in our eyes. 

There were plenty of planes and helicopters for the kids to admire, and even a few that they could go inside of, which is pretty awesome even for an adult. Turkey Hill was giving away free ice cream and tea samples which might have been a bigger hit than the big military plane... Maybe. We waited patiently at a spot we found near the yellow rope for the air show to begin.... and we kept waiting. We waited there in the heat on the tarmac, baking in the sun for 45 minutes. And then we decided that we were spent of this and we wanted air conditioning. By the time we got to the van the first plane went up to do it's tricks (a full hour late) and so at least we got to see that.... Which, while tame to Matt's standards, I thought was pretty cool.

As we were pulling away Letty thanked us (without any suggestions from us) for taking them to the air show. David decided that planes are now his favorite. And Dominic just fell asleep.



  1. What brand double stroller is that? That is the kind I wnt and I feel like I can only find the side by sides which seem too bulky and difficult.
    Cute pics. that one of you and Dom is adorable!

  2. omg those faces in the last pic. and david's face the whole time. priceless! airshow for the win

    xoxo cheshire kat

  3. It is so clear how much fun they had and what a cool experience for the whole family! I love it! Oh those precious faces of wonder! I love it! :) Air shows are so much fun and it looks like they did this one up right. I have only been to one and it was strictly for the air show, they didn't have the planes and stuff to go through. That would be fun for an adult. I'm going to have to start borrowing my friends children so I can do all of this fun stuff! LOL! Thanks for sharing as always!

  4. This is the cutest. It has so many of my favourite things PLUS free ice cream! One can't go wrong there. Except if the planes are an hour late. Still totally cool.

  5. We love the air shows around here. I mean, we live right next to the air field so everyday is kind of like an air show since the jets rock the walls of my house when they take off. But I love to see all the different planes! My children now associate planes with their dad jumping out of them, which is kind of frightening. LOL !

  6. ahh i have always wanted to go to an air show!!! so fun for the kiddies!! was it loud for dom or anything? and sweet polite letty!! don't you love those moments!!!

  7. David looks thrilled! I think I'll take Sydney next year when she's a bit older. She currently goes into hysterics when Steve flies his remote controlled helicopter ha.


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