Confessions of an Air Show Announcer; From Tankers to Warbirds
November 1, 2022
The alarm interrupted the smoke jumper presentation "Ladies and gentlemen, please move to the side of the room,
we have an alert." Obediently, we tourists moved to the side
as the jumpers accessed their gear and exited. Once they
were out of the building, we were allowed to go outside to
the edge of the ramp upon which a CASA 212 and a venerable
C-47A (N100Z) in United States Forest Service white and
red awaited with engines already starting to turn over.
Behind me I heard big radial engines, power being pulled
back, coming in to land. The lead aircraft was a Lockheed
Neptune (N4235N), tank...