I have become a frequent flyer at Columbus’s local, Thunder in the Valley Air Show. It’s your typical big, little town show with general aviation, war birds, jet cars, and a sprinkling of military aircraft. As always, the air show is, and in my humble opinion will stay, a great way to spend the weekend with friends. I was struck however at the major difference between last year, and this year’s schedule. Last year there were four different high performance aerobatic teams, this year, there was only one. Last year the schedule was packed from roughly 9 am to 6 pm with acts; this year the nimble, remote controlled Extra 200 model was a main attraction. There was a distinct shortage of flying warbirds this year as well.