These are the Blue Angels precision flight team which have been flying over head for the last two days as the Chicago Air and Water Show takes place. Honestly, these guys have been screaming over our townhouse, flying precariously close to some of the taller buildings in the neighborhood. Today, I had a million boxes to unpack but, much like a kid that has to be in the middle of everything, I figured the unpacking would be here when I got back, so put on my running shoes and headed out the door to see what all the noise was about.
WOW! What a show. Spirals, loops, nosedives--they did it all, either solo or as a team. It is incomprehensible how a body can withstand going straight up while performing a corkscrew maneuver and not throw up. Then to fly with 4 other pilots in precision at whatever incredibly fast speeds they are going at and not meet harms way is amazing. Frankly, all of us walkers, joggers, etc. were in far more dangerous territory as we were pursuing our choice of fitness while looking up at the sky or walking north but looking south. There had to be some serious pile ups out there today.
A little P.S. on living where I do: the summer is fantastic. The winter......
not so much.