I wasn't planning to go to the Rockford Airfest this year, but the kids determined that they wanted to go. Who was I to say NO to an airshow. So we shlepped out to Rockford on Sunday, August 1 to see the show. Things started well as the A-10 Warthog was flying as we approached the airport.
Once we got parked and into the show, we ate some food, looked around at some of the static displays, and watched the flying. As always at airshows, we did plenty of walking. My son was interested in everything and my daughter was impressed with how noisy the jets were.
Some of the show highlights were the F-4 Phantom in flight, a heritage flight that included the F-4 Phantom, the A-10 Warthog, and an F-15 Eagle. The final flight performance of the day was the USAF Thunderbirds in their F-16 Falcons. Besides the airshow, we also went to the Jeep event on site. Here I was able to drive a Grand Cherokee on a road course and a Grand Cherokee and a Rubicon on the off-road course they had set up.
Overall, it was a great day, topped off with a view of a DC-3 returning from Oshkosh on our way home and dinner at DQ!. I think we want to do it again next year!