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Who’s Making Noise at the Martinsburg Airshow?

Thunder Over the Blue Ridge brought many vintage aircraft as well as modern military birds once again to the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, WV. The crowds were light which made moving about the airfield very enjoyable. While you might not see as many planes as at a larger show like Andrews Air Force Base you definitely won’t have to fight to see everything. Killing time before the show was easy. The Air National Guard had their aircraft open so that you could tour them. The C-5A is massive! Also early in the day, Dan Christian was flying a Yakovlev Yak-52. Opening up the show was the North East Bonanza Group. The NEBG Formation Flying team had ten planes in the air for this “soft” opening. It’s nice to see a group of civilian aircraft having the chance to perform this way. Their motto is “Flight is the Reason.”Bringing in the Stars and Stripes were the E Team Skydivers. The team out of Mason, Ohio uses a HUGE American flag in their jump. The flag is said to weigh more than 70 poun…

Citizens Fire Company Invites Hot Rodders

It was a good thing that there were plenty of fire fighters around at the Citizens Fire Company’s Car Show in Charles Town, WV because the cars where so hot that they could have burst into flames at any moment! The day couldn’t have been any more perfect and we arrived early to make sure that we received a dash plaque. I don’t know about you but I actually enjoy being able to stick a dash plaque on my garage wall almost as much as putting a trophy on the shelf. The car show was a make-up day from an earlier rain-out. We were very happy that we weren’t sweating like we would have been the previous month. Citizens Fire Company has a great facility and plenty of parking for everyone. I don’t think I sat down more than 10 minutes during the show with so much to see!The hot rods, classics, trucks, and muscle cars soon began arriving and taking up spots along the blacktop.We like attending the local shows as it gives us time to catch up with friends. What are your favorite shows to attend? …