Ever since I lived on an Air Force base my eye has been drawn to the sky when I see an airplane flying overhead. Today, as I returned from the west side on I-90 I saw what looked very much like a fighter jet making an approach to Burke Lakefront Airport and sure enough as I was heading east at 65 mph he was heading into a missed approach or go around heading west at 180 mph. When he broke to starboard and headed out over the lake for the go around I could see the solid blue body that only the Blue Angels flaunt and as he made his final approach I could see it was #7. When I got home I did some online searching and found that they were in town to coordinate the Blue Angels first return to Metropark Centralis since 2018.
I kind of miss driving up 163 or I-15 and I-5 and watching the F-18s and their predecssors flying overhead. The A-7s vanished even while I was at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. They used to come in so low over the golf course I thought I could hit them with a chip shot. The same thing almost at NASNI where one crosses the road over to the beach holes at Sea & Air and finds signs that warn of low flying aircraft and recommend cars stop and let them pass as everything comes together right where the runway begins and the aircraft are given an opportunity to merge with auto traffic.
Next year and it's going to be super hornets.