The end of the end is near for the famed Avro Vulcan Bomber “XH558.” The aircraft has been flying in private hands and with private funding since 2007, an amazing feat to say the least. Now, after flying more hours than any other Vulcan, this will be her last air show season.
Touring around the nation and jumping out of airplanes in front of millions of people, all on the Army's dime? That's pretty Rockstar, and these guys know it.
Fans of oversized explosions, please enjoy Kaboom!, a documentary about Rich and Dee Gibson, who've spent the past 30 years creating intricate pyrotechnic displays for air shows. (They met skydiving.) It's short, surprisingly sweet, and full of loaded observations like "Fire has real life of its own."
It's officially air show season, which means the men and women of the USAF Thunderbirds squadron are set and ready to do crazy crap in the air for our amusement.