McChord Air Expo 2008

June 24, 2008 by  
Filed under Features

If you live in the Washington area and are looking for an exciting weekend filled with airplanes, look no further than the McChord Air Expo. This fantastic event is regularly held at the McChord Air Force Base in Washington and is free to the public. This year’s expo will take place on July 19-20 and will no doubt delight most airplane lovers who attend.

The 2008 McChord Air Expo will be the first expo to be held at the McChord Air Force Base since 2005. This is mainly because of the fact that service members at the base have been heavily involved in various worldwide military operations and so have been unable to worry about less trivial things. These operations include the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the providing of relief to hundreds of thousands of individuals whose lives have been devastated by natural disasters. The McChord Air Force Base is home to the newest and most versatile cargo aircraft ever used by the airlift force – the C-17 Globemaster III. This certainly comes in handy when making a number of regular global deliveries and drop-offs. The McChord Airbase even acts as the only deliverer of supplies to the McMurdo Scientific Research Station in Antarctica! Despite the fact that the airbase sees a constant flurry of activity, it would seem that the McChord Air Expo is now finally back on track and event organizers have done their utmost to ensure that this year’s expo will be a world-class event.

This year’s McChord Air Expo will provide visitors with a great variety of interesting civilian and military flying acts. One of the top features of the air displays will be the aerial demonstration performed by the Air Force’s world-renowned Thunderbirds. There will also be an abundance of static displays to enjoy, where you will be able to see a large number of aircraft up close and personal. You certainly couldn’t hope to enjoy a better air expo anywhere in the country – especially not one that is free to the public! The base’s gates will open at 8:00 am each morning and the flying will start around 10:30 am. So get there early to make the most of this fantastic air expo!

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