Monday, July 18, 2011

U2 In St. Louis

I saw the incredible U2 360 Tour show for the last time in St. Louis last night. As always, the boys from Ireland put on an incredible show. Even though it was super hot, they rocked the house for two hours at Busch Stadium. It kind of bums me out that I won't see the giant Irish spaceship in person again.

Hopefully next tour, they'll make it even bigger and better, although I don't think they can make it much bigger. I can't wait to find out!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

CAF Air Show

I had a real good time yesterday at the Commemorative Air Force's annual air show in Olathe, KS. Aside from the usual cool assortment of WWII and Korean War era planes, such as the C-47 transport plane seen above, they had the only flight worthy B-29 Superfortress still in existence. Fifi is an incredible plane and it was a thrill watching her fly overhead.

The CAF also has a neat museum that houses cool aviation artifacts from WWII through the Vietnam War, including flight suits and this cool pilot's handbook from the B-24 Liberator.

Perhaps the neatest thing there was this giant cake shaped like the B-29. It was mighty tempting to dig in.

The CAF puts on a great show every year and if you're interested in aviation history, it's definitely worth checking out.