From A Girl's Perspective
This past weekend, my boyfriend and I were on a hike through rural PA when we happened upon the Latrobe Air Show just outside of Pittsburgh. If you've never had the urge to drive to the middle of nowhere for an air show before, it's when the Blue Angels do really awesome tricks, fly super-low and everyone secretly prays that their cool "oh hey, pretend I'm crashing!" moves are fake and not an actual plane crash. For some reason my boyfriend took forever to warm up to the idea of watching an air show, so here's three reasons why planes and the Blue Angels are awesome:
1. They're Loud: Really loud. For as awesome as the Blue Angels are, the sound they make in a fly-by is a bit like if you blasted Metallica at your face and drove at it going 90 mph down a windy highway. It's a lot of awesomeness, but also ear and body-crippling noise. However, think about how much less fun planes would be if they weren't super loud. The movie Top Gun would have sucked if all the planes made plastic squeaky ducky toy sounds.
2. They Can Do Awesome Tricks. Unfortunately because I was hiking last week and didn't have a phone on me, I couldn't capture the air show, but here's a YouTube video from a fellow Pittsburgher who did:
I've never been in a plane that flies upside down before, but now it's on my to-do list.
3. They're part of the US Navy. Since 1946, they've been entertaining audiences and showing off the skills of the US Navy and Marine Corps. pilots to the world. They boost morale, rally support for the military and show other countries that America can do awesome stuff with planes. And there's nothing more awesome to us here at Bro Council than our armed forces.