Tuesday, September 11, 2012

EDITORIAL >> Great show on air base

The Blue Angels put on two tremendous shows over the weekend at Little Rock Air Force Base, capping off another successful open house. For almost an hour, more than 200,000 people watched the precision flying team near the flightline on Saturday and on Sunday, under beautiful skies and temperatures in the 80s.

This was perhaps the Blue Angels’ best performance at the base. There were several other thrilling performances besides the headliners, including the C-130 airdrops, John Klatt’s Air National Guard demonstration team, the B-2 stealth bomber, disabled American veterans flight team, Super Hornet CF-18, Otto the Helicopter, Fat Albert and many more.

There was also a small Soviet plane with a red star owned by Richard Dawe, president of Ozarka College in Melbourne, wearing his Navy Reserves uniform. It was a fitting symbol for the demise of the Soviet empire

Col. Mike Kirby and his hard-working staff deserve our gratitude for putting on a great and thrilling show.