Eric B. and I (Sal) attended our first Alexandria Airfest today (Saturday, June 23rd of 2007) in Alexandria, Minnesota. We found this out after flyers were posted last weekend when I attended the Morris Airport Renaming Ceremony. It was a beautiful warm Saturday afternoon (arrived at 12pm noon, which gates opened early this morning @10:30am) with some clouds-almost a perfect day for an airshow!
Eric Checks it Out!
This is Eric's first airshow, so he checks out the program to see what this is all about by the entrance.
Skydiving Entrance to Start the Show @1pm Start
Yeager, skydiver (who I saw last Saturday at the renaming of the Morris Aiport
As he parachuted to the ground, they did the "National Anthem" and "Pledge of Allegiance"
*saw this before at the Fargo Air Show back in 2005
BIG Crowds this year!-according to a spectator (Dave "a.k.a"-Crystal Lakes Bowling Owner- from Morris)
Many Maneuvers from different planes
Last picture is a pryotechnic show where they make a special effect as if the plane that just flew overhead dropped a bomb!
Greg Poe signs autographs at the Fagen Inc. Truck (promoting ethanol)
*I was one lucky fan that caught a free t-shirt he threw directly to me after "coming back to earth" when he finished his maneuvers with his newly built MX engine 230 mph plane
Greg was the last performer of the air show, which ended around 2:40pm
"Greg started flying planes as a teenager, is a former test pilot and has flown over 100 different planes in his past 32 years as a pilot. He is a world-class aerobatic pilot and performer; FAA certified flight instructor and ICAS aerobatic competency evaluator. He placed 2nd in 1999’s World Freestyle Sport Flying Championship, and 3rd in the 2000 World Aerobatic Federation Championship.
Greg has developed a program called “Elevate Your Life”, a youth outreach program designed to inspire young people to follow their dreams, using aviation as a positive influence. Skydancing to an original musical score, "Attitude is Everything" Greg lets loose a spectacular performance complete with high-volume smoke and extreme energy.
Greg has been featured on ESPN, the Discovery Channel, Modern Marvels, Ripley's Believe It or Not, and Fox Sports. He has also recently completed filming a TV show called "Show Pilot" which will air sometime in 2006.
Greg is a true aerobatic artist, and his performances are highly regarded as some of the best in the airshow industry."-Official Website of the Association of Competition Airshow Pilots