Ah what a fab start to the weekend! The Weston-super-Mare air show! How lucky are we?! Last year it was all a bit of a write-off. We went down in the afternoon to watch the RAF Red Arrows and this weird fog bank drifted in meaning that they couldn’t fly! The year before that, we narrowly avoided being taken out by a stray parachutist:/ We were literally feet away with the pram and it was a bit scary. We just got out of the way fairly pronto as they had an ambulance come down very quickly. And the year before that I was in hospital having just had b! So I got to hear it all but didn’t see a thing :/ This year was a completely different story, as you can see from some of my photos! Obligatory family selfie! And photo bombed by the potty. Sigh.
We headed down just after 11am and had a mooch around the trade and charity stands. Little man loved the helicopters that were parked up on the beach lawns. We found a spot on the beach and parked up there. At first it was warm and there was zero wind. As soon as we rocked up, the wind picked up and it turned bloody freezing! I was cold, b was cold and even mr D was cold. And I’d packed zero warm clothes. Mummy-fail of the day.
First up for us was the RAF Typhoon – and what a way to warm us up! The speed, the noise and the sheer power was absolutely AMAZING! I am a bit of a plane geek (as in I like watching them but I know pretty much zero about them really) and I absolutely love hearing these beasts of the sky roar past! Best photo of the day award goes to this one:
Haha only joking. Here is a better one, although my iPhone camera does not do any of the planes on display justice.
Now little b absolutely hated the RAF Typhoon and whinged all the way through saying he wanted to go home because it was too noisy. Fortunately it was noisy and drowned out most of the toddler whinge 😉
Bless him, daddy had to cover his ears while he sat there, snuggling his nee (blanket, don’t ask, lol).
Little b did, however, very much enjoy the Westland Wasp helicopter and the Catalina seaplane. He loved the idea that a plane also turned in to a boat…anyways…Crap photo alert. That seagull looks like a smaller version too!
The highlight of the day, other than the Typhoon(!) was definitely the Red Arrows! Again, my phone cam does not do it justice at all. The display was amazing, the power and speed completely exhilarating. Again, b was not impressed and hid in his pram throughout. Hrrmph…I will make a flyer of him one day!!
Here are some of my pics of the RAF Red Arrows. So pleased I finally got to see them in Weston!