After dinner, we watched 'Corsair: Pacific Warriors Education (2002) ~ In the 1940s, the Corsair was the world's fastest single-engine fighter' on the History Channel.
The Corsair is my spouse's favorite aircraft. He has built three R/C models of it. As we watched this show, many conversations happened. (Thank goodness for DVR's!) The plane's design was discussed as to how and why the special shaped wings which gave the plane the look of an inverted seagull, worked. Also what made it the fastest single-engine fighter with more then one horsepower per pound of aircraft.
The real fighter pilots from the war were interviewed. Their stories are incredible from the love of flying these incredible fighters, to the value of life they held and how the kamikaze pilots did not. War was discussed. Hiroshima, Nagasaki, the bombs, the effects... What astounded me more was hearing my ten year old speak of these things with so much knowledge!
Here's a few more pictures from today:
Oldest of our baby cockatiels.
A tick taken off of Rex our dog.
Hobbs, our fluffy kitty looking in the window at our yellow slider that was wearing a clam.
(Clam has been removed.)
The babies are growing!
Roswell out for a slither.
Yellow slider back home.