Skies shape up Sunday for the Blue Angels at Duluth Air Show

By KBJR News 1

August 24, 2014 Updated Aug 24, 2014 at 11:15 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.COM) --- "Smoke on, off breaks, burners ready, and the blue angel diamond is rolling..."

That phrase was almost unable to be uttered Sunday afternoon as the cloud ceiling was too low for much of the day, but thanks to Mother Nature, many were able to enjoy the headliner for this year's airshow, the Blue Angels.

"Oh it's awesome! It's too bad they couldn't fly earlier or do the full show but pretty cool" Said Duluth Air Show Observer, Ryan Johnson.

The weather wasn't perfect for the many people who came from far away just to see the exciting show. Brian Winke says they were checking Twitter on the way up from the Twin Cities and saw some negative tweets about the event due Saturday's weather.

"but as we got up here it was quite the opposite, so you can't believe everything you see on twitter" Said Duluth Air Show Observer, Brian Winke.

He also says, there were plenty of surprises at the show as well...

"didn't know there would be an historic aircraft that we could actually tour, which we did just behind us here" said Winke.

Despite bad weather on Saturday, organizers say attendance was great.

"We had a huge turnout despite the weather on Saturday and people took advantage of all the stuff that was going on the ground." said Media Director for The Duluth Air Show, Jodi Kiminski.

Which was where kids and adults could test their own air skills and learn from the many who are in the field.

"The kids are in an aviation program back in the cities and we thought they'd enjoy the planes and taking a look at the things on the ground and all the little programs around" Said Duluth Air Show Observer, David Foss.

The F-22 Raptor was one of the flights that didn't quite have a chance to put on a full show, but it at least got off the ground. Organizers say they think many left the show happy.

"we're really pleased that people came here and are having a really good time and you can see it on their faces that their really glad they came" said Kiminski.

Organizers say they don't have numbers of how many people attended the air show yet, but say they are very happy with the amount of people who came and enjoyed the show.

If you didn't get to see the show this year, you'll have another chance in 2016.

Bryce Henry
bhenry@kbjr.com

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