Quad City Air Show 2015

April 18, 2015 by  
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This exciting two-day event includes aerobatic and on the ground action, along with static displays, entertainment, food stalls and more. The program includes the United States Navy Blue Angels Demonstration Team; United States Navy Fat Albert Airlines C-130 Demonstration; Ace Maker Air Show – Greg Colyer; Red Star & Dragon Shows; Misty Blues Parachute Team; Shockwave Triple Jet Semi Truck; and more. For more information visit www.quadcityairshow.com

Date: 9-10 May 2015
Venue: Davenport Municipal Airport
City: Davenport
State: Iowa

Bluebonnet Air Show 2015

March 23, 2015 by  
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Visitors to the 2015 Bluebonnet Air Show are in for a treat with a program that will see classic and contemporary aircraft taking to the skies as well as a host of static displays. Parachute demonstration, aerobatics, air evac, helicopters, and more… For more information visit www.bluebonnetairshow.com

Date: 25 April 2015
Venue: Burnet Municipal Airport
City: Burnet
State: Texas
Country: United States

Riverside Airshow 2015

February 27, 2015 by  
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Featuring more than 200 acres of displays – military aircraft, helicopters, warbirds, military vehicles, classic cars – this exciting event is ideal for a family outing. Now in its 23rd year, the Riverside Airshow 2015 features aerobatic performances and aerial displays by Chuck Coleman, Jon Melby, Dr Frank Donnelly, john Collver and his T-6 Texan, Justin Time SkyDivers and more. For more information visit www.riversideairshow.com

Date: 28 March 2015
Venue: Riverside Municipal Airport
City: Riverside
State: California
Country: United States

Melbourne Air and Space Show 2015

February 27, 2015 by  
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This exciting two-day event includes aerobatic action and static displays, along with loads of related entertainment. Performers for the 2015 event include the USN Blue Angels, Michael Goulian, Geico Skytypers, Fat Albert, Mike Wiskus, John Black, and more. For more information visit airandspaceshow.com

Dates: 21-22 March 2015
Venue: Melbourne International Airport
City: Melbourne
State: Florida
Country: United States

Yuma Airshow 2015

January 16, 2015 by  
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Taking place on 27-28 February, the Yuma Airshow attracts participants and spectators from across the country. With breathtaking action in the air and fascinating static displays, this family-oriented event has something for everyone. Performers this year include Chuck Aaron in the Red Bull Helicopter, the Misty Blues Skydiving Team, hang glider Dan Buchanan and more. For more information on this event visit www.yumaairshow.com

Date: 27-28 February 2015
Venue: MCAS Yuma
State: Arizona
Country: United States

Visit the Legacy Flight Museum in Rexburg, ID

October 21, 2014 by  
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Located in Rexburg, Idaho, the Legacy Flight Museum opened to the public in 2006 offering visitors the opportunity to examine up close some of the historical aircraft that were built to protect the country’s freedom. Started by local aircraft enthusiast John Bagley, the museum collection grew to include a dozen aircraft, all of which are maintained in pristine condition and are airworthy. Every second year the museum hosts an air show with many of the museum’s aircraft taking to the skies, along with aerobatic pilots and their own airplanes. But these classic aircraft are not only dusted off and flown every two years, they are a familiar sight in the skies above Rexburg throughout the year.

The Beechcraft Staggerwing D17S was considered in the 1930s to be a top-of-the-range airplane designed with business executives in mind. With its upper wing further back than the lower wing, each Staggerwing was built by hand and powered by a 450 HP Pratt and Whitney radial engine. When the airplane first hit the market, it was during the depression and considered to be pricy at between US$14,000 and US$17,000, but by the time World War II came around Beechcraft had sold 424 Staggerwing aircraft. The airplanes speed and durability also made it popular in the new sport of air racing. It won the 1933 Texaco Trophy Race, and in 1937 Jackie Cochran set a women’s speed record of 203.9 mph, reaching an altitude of more than 30,000 feet and finishing third in the 1937 Bendix Trophy Race. British diplomat Capt. H.L. Farquhar flew around the world in a Beechcraft Staggerwing Model B17R in 1935, covering a distance of 21,332 miles. Visitors can get a close look at this fantastic airplane that made its way into the record books a number of times.

Another legendary airplane on display is a P-51D Mustang fondly dubbed ‘Ole Yeller’, previously flown by legendary pilot Bob Hoover. Widely considered to be one of the founders of modern aerobatics, Hoover has numerous military medals, and is listed as the third greatest aviator in history in the Centennial of Flight edition of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

Other airplanes on display at the Legacy Flight Museum include a Grumman TBM-3 Avenger, a North American T-6 Texan, a Howard DGA-15, an L-52 Grasshopper, a P-63 King Cobra and an O-1 Bird Dog. The Legacy Flight Museum is open between Memorial Day and Labor Day from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm and From Labor Day to Memorial Day on Fridays and Saturdays from 9am to 5pm weather permitting.

Aviation Nation 2014

October 10, 2014 by  
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Open house at the Nellis Air Force Base is the largest freee public event in Nevada. Visitors can expect to see aerial demonstrations by a host of aircraft, including A-10 Warthog, A6M Zero, AT-6 Texan, B-1 Lancer, B-25 Mitchell, CJ-6 Yak, C-45 Expeditor, F4U Corsair, F8F Bearcat, F-16 Falcon, F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning, F-86 Sabre, as well as the US Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron. For more information visit www.nellis.af.mil/aviationnation/

Date: November 8 & 9, 2014
Venue: Nellis AFB
City: Las Vegas
State: Nevada

Fort Worth Alliance Air Show 2014

October 10, 2014 by  
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The USAF Thunderbirds will be one of the highlights of the program at the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show on October 25 & 26, 2014. Also featured on the program of events is the US Special Operations Command Parachute Team, as well as aerobatic pilots Manfred Radius, Kevin Coleman, Dan Buchanan, Rob Holland, and Matt Younkin. On the ground, visitors can expect to be entertained by the spectacle of the Shockwave Jet Truck, billowing smoke, shooting fireballs and travelling at more than 300 miles per hour. There will be static displays, two ‘Kid Zones’ and simulator experiences. For more information visit www.allianceairshow.com

Date: October 25 & 26, 2014
Venue: Fort Worth Alliance Airport
City: Fort Worth
State: Texas

Reno National Championship Air Races 2014

August 27, 2014 by  
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In addition to the six categories of racing – Biplane Class, Formula One Class, Sport Class, T-6 Class, Jet Class and Unlimited Class – the event includes an Air Show and Military Displays. The Air Show includes performance by the F-22 Demo Team, Patriots Jet Team, David Martin, Jeff Boerboon, and Melissa Pemberton. For more information visit www.airrace.org

Date: 10-14 September 2014
Venue: Reno Stead Airport
City: Reno
State: Nevada

Wings Over Waukegan 2014

August 15, 2014 by  
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This family-oriented event includes static and aerial displays, food and craft stalls. The program includes the Quad City Jumpers; Dave Dacy’s Wingwalk and Solo Show; Jim Rolf’s Skyraider; the Aerostars, Mike Vaknin, and Heritage Warbirds. For more information visit www.waukeganairshow.com

Date: 6 September 2014
Venue: Waukegan Airport
City: Waukegan
State: Illinois
Country: United States

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