Monday, February 18, 2013

Festival Aéreo Villarrica


On Superbowl Sunday we drove to the outskirts of Villarrica for an airplane festival. We had heard about the festival from my cousin, Peter, who is studying to be an airplane pilot. The festival was held at a small airport used by the Club Aéreo de Villarrica. At the festival there were small aircrafts doing acrobatics, people jumping out of planes, and others going for rides in the small planes. 



Standing between Joe and Peter makes me feel like a garden gnome. 


The setting of the festival:




Airplanes on display:

Acrobatics! My favorite part.


They were fond of doing this little stunt where they would appear to narrowly miss a collision.





I wasn't sure if the pictures would turn out alright because I was shooting into the sun. But thankfully it worked because this is my favorite picture from the festival. 








2 comments:

  1. Great pictures Maggie. The sun looked like it might be a real problem, you did great!

    While watching the airshow all I could think of was that the song "Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines" would have been a perfect fit.

    Listen to it here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPgS26ZhqZs

    While looking at the pictures in the blog.

    Lyrics:

    Those magnificent men in their flying machines,
    they go up tiddly up up,
    they go down tiddly down down.

    They enchant all the ladies and steal all the scenes,
    with their up tiddly up up
    and their down tiddly down down.

    Up, down, flying around,
    looping the loop and defying the ground.

    They're all frightfully keen,
    those magnificent men in their flying machines.

    They can fly upside with their feet in the air,
    They don’t think of danger, they really don’t care.
    Newton would think he had made a mistake,
    To see those young men and the chances they take.

    Those magnificent men in their flying machines,
    they go up tiddly up up,
    they go down tiddly down down.

    They enchant all the ladies and steal all the scenes,
    with their up tiddly up up
    and their down tiddly down down.

    Up, down, flying around,
    looping the loop and defying the ground.

    They're all frightfully keen,
    those magnificent men in their flying machines

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  2. It was a fantastic air show and I'm so glad we went to see Peter there.

    You most definitely do not look like a garden gnome! An elf, maybe, but not a garden gnome.

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