This weekend finds the Goulian Aerosports Team and our ASB.TV EXTRA 330 in Portsmouth for the Boston – Portsmouth Air Show. This show will be special to me for a couple of reasons.
First, I spent every summer in nearby York Beach, Maine with my family. My dad, brother, and I would spend a lot of time around the Littlebrook airport just north of the Pease airport. Some of my favorite memories of my dad are hanging around there during the summer. My mom could never understand how we could go on vacation to “escape” the airport just to go and hang out at another airport. Needless to say, we were just airport bums. No question about it.
Second, one of my earliest memories of air shows was when we were driving to Maine for vacation one time, the Blue Angels were flying at the air show and they came zooming over our car on one of their passes. As a young kid, that left a vivid image in my mind of what an air show should be.
Now, probably thirty years later, I am part of that air show which includes the famous Blue & Gold of the Navy Blue Angels.
It’s my hope that we can inspire a bunch more kids this weekend to lead a life of passion and excellence. After all, that’s what air shows are all about!!!