Monday, June 29, 2009

Jets Over the Heartland Winamac, Indiana

I know it's geeky, but I love shooting forms of locomotion. Specifically I like shooting aviation.

As my husband and I were out on a bike ride with our little flock of goslings we noticed the annual miniature air show, Jets Over the Heartland, was going on.

We decided to take the kids and watch these miniature wings of fury zip, turn, and weave entertaining all that were watching.

As a side note, cost of admission is $5.00 per car. CHEAP FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT!! There is no restrictions on bringing your own food, or beverage, so take a picnic! They do have concessions there in case you get so caught up in the fun that you end up staying for two meals.

While they do have some bleachers I would recommend bringing lawn chairs for optimal comfort. Don't worry about kids getting antsy, every kid I saw there was so in-thralled with the jets no one seemed bored, but if you have a little one there is tons of nice grass that they can sit and play in.

I really can't express how family friendly this event really is.

Back to the important stuff, I've been shooting commercial aviation for some time. I find myself, dare I say, fairly good at shooting the giant boats in the sky.

This event was a WHOLE NEW BALLGAME! Those little planes were FAST. It took me several minutes to figure out how to focus, and catch the planes just so I could get a shot. Once I figured it out though it was GAME ON. I took tons of great pictures and I can't wait for the next event so I can go shoot them again. It was fast pace, fun, and a new challenge.

*If your wondering about the size of these, they really range quite a bit, I would say the average size of the ones we saw were between 3.5 - 5 feet, but we also saw one gulf stream that was at least 6 or 7 feet.


Anonymous said...

I love these, what a great post :)

B Dad

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

Oh! what fun. You wouldn't know they were miniatures would you?

My family would love this too. Thanks, for sharing your awesome pics!