During the last half hour of work today while painting something special for Gencon, I was greeted with the roar of jet engines as the flight path of a United States Air Force F-18 flew nearly over my office building. At first I didn't know what jet plane was the cause, but I rushed out the back door for a quick check as it rushed past. The noise was tremendous and it was quite thrilling to see one of the great workhorses of freedom in action!
The F-18 was doing a few touch and goes at the local airport and I could still hear it flying around as I left work. My commute takes me right past the southern end of our airport and so I stopped for a moment on a little pull-off and was rewarded with a few fly-bys right over the top of my truck! As he flew off into the distance and curled around to the northeast, the parked aircraft started moving onto the tarmac so I knew that was the end of the maneuvers so off to home I went.
Thank you to all our servicemen and women who protect this nation. You have my gratitude for your efforts and patriotism. God Bless you all! If you happen to see a member of our Armed Forces, take a moment and thank them for their service. It puts a smile on their face, and brightens everyone's day.