Dining, walking the Old Port.
This section of Maine has a major pull for instate and out of state residents alike. Over the weekend, headed out Friday night from “The County” to zip to Wells Beach, Maine. Then get up early to beeline to Pease Air Force Base For an airshow.
Have been to smaller Maine airport fly ins and posted photos, videos, details before on this Maine blog.
Fascination with flying started from stories my Dad told me about his Army Air Force missions as a B-24 Liberator tail gunner during World War Two.
Getting a part 107 FAA drone license helped the aviation bug to develop inside too.
So back to Thunder Over New Hampshire highlights. The Saturday weather was perfect, hot and clear to see the aviation acrobats overhead. I wondered about Sunday being cloudy and cooler if that impacted the overhead oohs and ahhs.
Seeing a B-52H up close and using the 185′ wingspan as shade overhead while munching on cheeseburgers and cheese nachos. My first big airshow and everything unfolded overhead in front of us.
Families with connections to the military and lots of younger cadets starting their service careers helping out running the event. It was neat to see all ages, their t-shirts to give you a hint of why they came to the air show event at Pease Air Force Base.
I wondered if the particular B-52H sitting next to the runway might have been stationed years ago at Loring Air Force Base in Limestone Maine.
The placard spelled out the B-52’s entered service of the skies around 1961 while Loring AFB was in full swing as a SAC base. Loring was 9472 acres of military secrets that closed September 1994.This B-52H pictured is stationed in Louisiana and on loan like the helicopters, other aircraft on display. Or put to the test in the air over Pease Air Force Base in New Hampshire this past weekend.
The Loring AFB closure hit the economy of Northern Maine very hard and in some respects, Aroostook County is still recovering for the population loss.
Food at Street & Company finished off the down and back weekend when lucky enough to live in Maine.
To be able to zip to corners of Vacationland to sample other parts of Maine. Dining outside on the sidewalk and watching party goers ply up and down the narrow cobblestone side streets around the Old Port helps enhance the experience. Maine seafood is always a tasty menu selection when you are in the Old Port region of Portland ME.
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