Quad City Air Show in Iowa

May 6, 2008 by  
Filed under Features

Set to take place at the Davenport Airport in Iowa, on 21 and 22 June 2008, the Quad City Air Show is an event that welcomes the whole family with a program of activities and performances that has something for everyone. The 2008 Quad City Air Show is the 21st anniversary of this popular event and organizers are confident that it will be better than ever.

One of the highlights of Saturday’s program will be a flyby by the stealth bomber, the B-52 Spirit. Spectators will witness some of the aerial capabilities of this unique combat aircraft, which is designed to penetrate dense anti-aircraft defenses. The US Navy Blue Angels will leave spectators awe-struck as the team’s highly skilled pilots demonstrate astonishing aerobatic maneuvers, including the four-plane Diamond Formation and their famous six-jet Delta Formation. The Blue Angels will also introduce spectators to Fat Albert – the Lockheed-Martin C-130T Hercules aircraft that transports the team’s 40 maintenance and support personnel along with all the spare parts and communication equipment needed at an air show.

Flying their World War II North American Advanced Trainer aircraft, the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team will combine the skill of the team’s four pilots with the grace and power of their aircraft in a repertoire of breath-taking aerobatics to entertain the crowds. Other items on the action-packed Quad City Air Show program include Heritage Flights, Legacy Flights, wing-walking demonstrations, solo pilot aerobatics and the US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team.

Down on the ground, visitors to the Quad City Air Show can enjoy the extensive static aircraft display, which will include (although subject to change) an A-10 Thunderbolt II, AD-5 (A-1) Sky Raider, T-6 Texan II, T-45 Goshawk, T-2C Buckeye, E2 Hawkeye, C-12 Huron, OV-10 Bronco, B-25 Mitchell, T-34A Mentor and more. Visitors with a yearning to take to the skies can find out about the new Sport Pilot License, as well as view what is new on the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) market.

The Coca-Cola Kidspace will entertain children with free games and exciting rides. Visitors can tackle the Marine Survival Course or Army Obstacle Course, and those who are less energetic can take a tour through the Virtual Army Experience, while the Air Force Experience offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy an F-16 simulator.

There’s no doubt that organizers are going to great lengths to ensure that the 2008 Quad City Air Show is a memorable event – so make your plans to be there.

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