Showing posts with label air show. Show all posts
Showing posts with label air show. Show all posts

Sunday, January 07, 2024

Air Show in Poland

We went to the Radom Air Show at the end of August. It was hot; it was under resourced; and it was rainy. We ended up going for only one day out of the four - a choice on Sunday and an inability due to Andreas' work on Friday and Monday. We bought spotter's tickets - the best tickets available to the public and the ones photographers get. There was no shade; the meals were almost non-existent; and the place had nearly 200k people at it - meaning you couldn't really move about in the public areas to even buy a drink. Lines were over a hundred people deep. Plus, the air show itself was rather disorganized in the air.


Friday, October 25, 2013

Rainy Day

 While we truly enjoyed the air show in June, it would have been more awesome if the weather had cooperated.  as you can see in these photos, Sunday's exhibition was cut short by rain.  We plan to go back and to be part of the crowd.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Air Show - Last Day

By Sunday, nearly all of the indoor exhibits had been packed up.  The exhibit halls looked rather sad.  On top of  that, the weather was definitely chilly, overcast, and rainy.  These are the interesting items we saw indoors.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Missiles and Museum

 Saturday at the air show was wet and dreary, so we pretty much stayed indoors.  Our plan to explore the Air Museum was squashed, however, when someone set off the fire alarm.  So these are all the air show photos I'm sharing from Saturday.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tools Of The Trade

 Everyone from Mexico  to Malaysia was represented in the pavilions - except the US.  There wasn't a real US presence at the show.  Part of it was the sequester, but private companies also closed up shop before the public days.  The US had a pavilion all its own.  Boeing and McDonnell Douglas and other contractors had their own small buildings.  They were all shut up tight and taken down before the first member of the public walked through the gate.  It wasn't a good way to represent or promote the US at all in a very important market.  I, for one, was very disappointed.

As for the rest of this, the tools are used in aerospace and aeronautics to put everything together.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Looking Like Engineers

Lots of things to look like professional engineering concerns at the air show.  You can see robots and video displays and drones and so on.  The people with them, though, are in sales.