Centenario Aeritalia

This past Sunday, the Husband and I decided to take the kids to the Air show. The Aeritalia- Torino airport celebrated 100 yrs of operation. It was a 2 day event and unfortunately we missed quite a bit of excitement. The program states that on Saturday, there were planes on exhibit along with Hot Air balloons. I know the girls would have loved that!

We actually live really close to the air field and a few days before the show, there were several planes flying by practicing their stunts. On the day of the show, we packed some bottles of water and made our way to the field.

It was really hot but luckily it was a bit breezy so we did suffer too bad. In the beginning, the girls weren’t that interested. Husband and I on the other hand were loving it. We had our second date at an air show so this brought back memories for us.

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One of the highlights for us (me and the girls) was getting sprayed on by these guys. I’m not sure if they were EMTs or part of the air field staff but every few minutes, they would come by in trucks spraying the crowd with cool water.

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The end of the exhibition was the Frecce Tricolori. At this point, the girls perked up and loved seeing the “flag clouds”.

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While everyone enjoyed the show, I started point the camera to the crowd. Husband however didn’t understand why and kept telling me to shoot the planes. *sigh*… I tried to explain to him that part of the process is photographing the spectators as well.

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Thales Alenia is company that deals with Aeronautics and Space, so I thought it was fitting getting this shot.

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4 thoughts on “Centenario Aeritalia

  1. Ishita says:

    That’s a fabulous post. Anything from Italy is always a pleasure to read. Glad that memories of your second date were revived thanks to the 100 years 🙂

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  2. turinmamma says:

    Lovely post and photos! I had no idea the show was on but I saw part of it while driving with TT along Via Pietro Cossa anyway. It’s amazing what they can do with those planes! 🙂

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