Friday, March 23, 2007

Avalon Airshow - some like it hot

from w
It's hard for me not to get preachy about some things so just read this excerpt from today's Geelong Advertiser and see what your think.
Spectacular night of flame and fury

Martin Watters

A MESMERISING wall of fire blazed across the landscape during last night's session of the Australian International Airshow at Avalon. Photo: REG RYAN
A WALL of fire and a fiery salute from Australia's stalwart strike fighter ended the public premiere of the Avalon Airshow last night.

Event organisers ignited more than 100m of high-octane fuel to create the fiery finale, after a Royal Australian Air Force F-111 performed its famous ``dump and burn'' manoeuvre over the airstrip.

The explosive pyrotechnic display went ahead despite a statewide fire ban, after CFA chiefs gave the go-ahead.

It was worth it in the eyes of the fans, who gave their necks a workout as they attempted to keep up with the high-flying fighters and the amazing sight on ground level.

Geelong couple Tim and Nadine Kirtley could not speak more highly of the spectacular finale. Mr Kirtley said the inconvenience of smoky eyes was well worth it for the display he witnessed. It was amazing. The heat on my face was great,'' he said.

Mrs Kirtley said she also thoroughly enjoyed the fiery end to the night.`That was awesome. I like stuff blowing up,'' she said.

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Blogger Penny said...

rgot it was the air whow, do they really do this?Read about the tunnel tragedy, I hate going through tunnels although in Japan once we went on the train under the straight between the main Island and Hokkaido, scary.
Wendy if yo knew what my old bathers looked like, all the elastic had gone! I am terrified of falling out of the top of the new ones but in the surf today they held together so I think are ok.

9:07 PM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

I really thought the sub-editor would have realised the awkwardness of this story, knowing full well of the tunnel tragedy on another page of the paper. There was a fireball as cars exploded - semitrailers and cars involved - and three men died. And the terror for hundreds of people, some mothers and children, some handicapped or elderly. There were about 400 people evacuated, leaving 200 cars inside.The people would not have immediately known why the sign came on 'Evacuate immediately. Leave your cars with keys inside.'
Regarding the bathers. Yeah, same kind I reckon. Becomes like a balloon in the water!

11:10 PM  

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