Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Behind the Scenes

Have you ever been behind the scenes at the airport? Driven on the tarmac in a bus? Toured the airport fire station? Spent time with the airport police watching their canine and handler locate something? Slid down a firepole? Watched a specialty fire engine spray with three different nozzles? Learned all about the airport? 
New light rail bridge over the runway (purposely built high enough for a tipped place to fit under)
Modeling the high heat clothing the firefighters must wear (withstands much higher temps compared to the typical brown outfit)
Miss Aine taking her second trip down. Eamon and I did it also.

 We did.

As part of the Arizona SciTech Fest we toured the airport. After a bit of a mixup involving the help of a kind police Lieutenant, we joined the tour. The kiddos and I spent two hours visiting the airport and learning about this city within a city. It was very cool. If you are local, you should check out the upcoming events the festival is hosting.


  1. How fun! My children would have loved this when they were younger. Looks like you live in a very fun town.

  2. When we used to watch our grandkids one of their favorite things to do was visit the firemen---it got embarrassing; they all (and there are about 3 shifts of guys) knew our kids' names--and our kids had their "favorites"---IS MIKE HERE TODAY????? they'd shout as we got out of the car. (They even got to help wash the truck one visit.) Behind the scenes is very good!

  3. That looks like so much fun! I'm sure your family had a blast getting to explore all the areas!

  4. How AWESOME!!!! I love the pictures too!!!! You're such a cool mom Heather!!! :-)

  5. I absolutely love the fact that you do so many really cool things with the kidlets. They are really very lucky to have you and Dave for parents. See you in 4 days!

  6. What fun!! Steve's dad is retired from the Detroit airport fire dept. Chase got a tour a few years ago and loved it, too.