Sorry for going MIA this week; we’ve been on a very short but fun trip to Michigan. But now I’m back… and before posting the couple of photos I took in the midwest, I thought I’d follow up a little on the Air Show from two weekends ago. This is the most interesting thing we saw there: sky divers with little jets attached to them, with which they made contrail patterns in the sky.
The two above jumped from a pretty low level – nothing very unusual, except for the jets. But about 5 minutes after they had landed, we looked up and saw a plane flying and two tiny, tiny contrails near (but not behind) it. As they fell, we realized it was another set of jetted skydivers, this time making patterns with a plane. Pretty amazing – especially given the height from which they jumped (very large). I’m zoomed in in these photos – and the close-up is cropped – so you get an idea of how far up they were.