Swansea Airshow

Submitted by supaguy on Sat, 2013-12-21 16:06

I spent the entire weekend of the 2005 Chicago Air Show in a lakefront hospital, with what MUST be the best view of it in the entire city.  I watched it (twice, since it's the same show Saturday and Sunday) while I was receiving intravenous steroids for the optic neuritis attack which signaled the beginning of this whole MS adventure.  Mixed blessing; best seat in the house, looking down at the beach and looking eye to eye with the pilots (our aces are the Blue Angels), but at that point, I'd lost 70% of the vision in my left eye and couldn't fully appreciate the view).

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Hi!

Well, Good news then; both you (and Froggy) got your sight back.

Glad that you had a great veiwpoint ... but even if your eyesight had been 100%, you would not have had the best show.  I hear that the Blue Angels are good; very good ... but if you wanna see the best: they fly in red!

G

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―    Abraham Lincoln

Spectacular shot. Almost feel like I was there, wish I had been. I can't imagine a better combo than having my toes in the water, ass in the sand, and a view like that in the sky. Oh ok, a daiquiri in my hand if you insist.  I certainly think that should be on your recovery bucket list. 

MS: First sx '93 dx '09 no obvious relapses just steady decline since '07. Crippling fatigue, too weak to sit up for extended periods of time. Cane/walkers/electric chair inside, helicopter outside. 

Started protocol 11/16/13.  1200mg N

Hey Hopeful!

Next Swansea Airshow is over 18 months away.  All being well, both you and I will both be cured (sorry ... recovered) by then.  With this much advanced notice, maybe can book the Travel Lodge down near the see for maybe £19!

Anyway, apart from getting shot of MS, I got high hopes of winning the Euromillions .... so you could have a £49 room then!

Good luck with your pulse, Hun.

G

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―    Abraham Lincoln

Mack votes for The Airshow.

That's one vote for the airshow.

Mack, it looks like you've got 500 on their way to try out your new bathroom.

You better crack on.

lol

G

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―    Abraham Lincoln

I like the sound of The Blue Angels, rather than The Red Arrows, and also I like the thought of flying kites, rather than the noise of an airshow, so I’ll keep my options open!...........................Sarah

A Journey through Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

She's getting it all ready for you ... all of you.

Just hang on ...

hang on until at least Christmas.

She'll even intall a new bathroom for you all.

#

There's gonna be a whole bunch of you.

 

Enjoy

 

G

“Don't believe everything you read on the internet.”

―    Abraham Lincoln

I think it'd be best to look at the 2nd destination after you've all done Chicago.

I tell you something else ...

there's a certain lady in Bedford that's pretty keen on doing a big party there too (she's got her baking apron on and already preparing the feast, I sense).  Her local airodrome is going to be preparing a very warm wellcome to a famous swing musician who's plane has been rather delayed.

Yes, Bedford sounds like it has just so much.

Happy bakin'!

G

 

“Don't believe everything you read on the internet.”

―    Abraham Lincoln

Ah, but Bedford doesn’t have an aerodrome anymore and I don’t have a baking apron!  the town does have a statue of Glenn Miller though.........................Sarah

A Journey through Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Hi All!

Here's a picture that I took a few years back (it says 2009 on the folder but I suspect that it was a couple of years before that even).  It's The Swansea Airshow.  It was free to all ... you just sit on the beach, lay back on the sand and gasp in awe at The Red Arrows: best in the world!

I have been to quite a few airshows over the years.  Back in 2011 we spent a long weekend in Bournemouth at The Bournemouth Airshow.  Same sort of thing: long, uninterupted sands and a free show.  Mind, it wasn't a free weekend ... a long weekend away can work out almot as expesive as a holiday.

This Summer just gone was again the turn of The Swansea Airshow.  I had really looked forward to it being hosted here again.  Was I on call?  No.  Did I have to be away so wouldn't be able to see it?  No.  Was it called off because of atrocious weather or dangerously low cloud?  No, in fact it was a cloudless, brilliant, scorchingly-hot summer weekend.  Did I go? No!  Why not?  MS and high heat do not good partners make.  Yeah, but for a few views from the front garden and the odd overflight: I missed it.

MS you're a bastard!

G