I traded places with the other photographer and crawled to the back of the plane and looked out. Although I was guaranteed I wouldn't be sucked out by the wind, I was a bit cautious and kept a safe distance from the open end but was able to see a great deal of the beautiful waterways, sailboats enjoying Charlotte Harbor and preserved areas of land.
My body felt the change in altitude but could not tell when the plane was turning. It wasn't until I looked out to see the horizon and noticed it was at a 45 degree angle.*gulp* Luckily, it was time to head to our seats, buckle up and prepare for landing. The Disabled American Veterans participates in the Florida International Air Show and other air shows to advance its message of providing service to disabled veterans by helping them build better lives for them and their families. Founded in 1920, the non-profit organization represents more than 1.2 million disabled vets. This year marks the ninth season of the DAV Airshow Outreach Program and features the B-25 Mitchell bomber of World War II. Annually, the organization attends more than 25 air shows and reaches more than 3 million air show spectators. If attending the Florida International Air Show or any other show, be sure to stop by the DAV booth to check out Panchito to hear about its role in American history and learn the good the DAV is doing for our American heroes.