Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Blackhawks have Landed!!!

I am a librarian at a University with a strong military tradition and a very strong ROTC program.  Once a year the ROTC cadets get to practice with/experience what it is like to be around/in/on a real Blackhawk helicopter.  They fly right over the library and land on the lacrosse field behind the building.  It is an awesome sight to see and I get choked up every stinking time.

Here they are flying over the first time

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And here they are returning and landing

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1 comment:

Lisa said...

I know it is not the same, but in 2002, I was at game 7 of the World Series in Anaheim, CA. 3 stealth fighter jets did a fly over and my seats were pretty close to the top, so i literally got goosebumps and had tears in my eyes. I never knew something so simple as a fly-over could bring out such emotions.