IRVINE — What a day to turn to the sky.
On a warm, cloudless Saturday afternoon with the moon showing above the horizon, thousands of spectators kept their eyes to the sky for the Orange County Great Park's air show, part of the park's sixth anniversary celebration.
The theme for this year's celebration was "Growing the Park" an ode to the continual development of what is expected to become an Orange County icon in the future. Already there's enough developed on the thousands of acres to bring out the crowds.
"Airplanes in general have been a fascination for people," said Ed Solter of Mission Viejo, who with friends set up umbrellas and lawn chairs on the park's air strip to watch the show. "These days you don't see them flying around as much. And when you have a chance to see them up close and personal, it's a good reason to come out."