Greetings from Hampton, Virginia…wish you were here!
Photo above taken before 9/11 at the Langley-Eustis Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia.
Built in 1916 the Langley Air Force Base has the mission and ability for fast global deployment and air superiority to help protect the United States and her allies around the world, in a flash.
I had the opportunity of getting up close and personal with a F-16 thanks to my brother-in-law, a rock-star pilot (think back to “Top Gun”) who is a member of the Air National Guard and actually was called up into the air immediately following the attacks of the first planes on 9/11.
Fortunately, I got to get my picture taken quickly in front of this amazing plane before the military personnel hollered to move back and not take photos. Again, this never would have been possible after 9/11 yet I still enjoy looking at this silly picture and imagining what it would be like to be flying this baby high into the sky!
Written by thirdeyemom