2018 USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon Demonstration Team Airshow Schedule

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2018 USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon Demonstration Team Airshow Schedule

Post by RyanS » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:43 pm

Here is the 2018 airshow schedule for the USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon Demonstration Team! Will you see them perform in 2018? Make sure to post your photos and info here on the forums!

http://airshowstuff.com/v4/2017/usaf-f- ... -released/

2018 Appearance Schedule – US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon Demonstration Team
February 11: WBCA Stars and Stripes Airshow -Laredo, TX
Feb 28-March 4: Heritage Flight Conference

April 7-9: Space Coast Warbird AirShow 2018 - Titusville, FL
April 12-15: Sun 'n Fun - Lakeland, FL
April 21-22: Vero Beach Airshow – Vero Beach, FL
April 28: 2018 Air & Space Expo - Charleston, SC (HF Only)
April 28-29: Wings Over Myrtle Beach – Myrtle Beach, SC

May 5-6: Holloman AFB Open House & Air Show - Holloman AFB, NM
May 12-13: Dyess Big Country Airfest – Dyess AFB, TX
May 19-20: Hangar 24 Airfest – Redlands, CA
May 26-27: Miami Beach Air and Sea Show – Miami, FL

June 16-17: Chippewa Valley Airshow – Eau Claire, WI
June 30-July 1: Evansville ShrinersFest Airshow – Evansville, IN

July 21-22: Biloxi Gulf Coast Airshow – Biloxi, MS
July 24-29: EAA Airventure Oshkosh – Oshkosh, WI (HF Only)

August 25-26: Sound of Speed Airshow – St. Joseph, MO

September 1-3: Cleveland National Airshow – Cleveland, OH
September 7-9: Airshow London – London, ON
September 14-17: National Championship Air Races – Reno, NV

October 13-14: Spirit of St. Louis Airshow – Chesterfield, MO
October 20-21: Wings Over Houston Airshow – Houston, TX
October 27-28: NAS Jacksonville Airshow – NAS Jacksonville, FL

November 3-4: Stuart Air Show - Stuart, FL

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Post by Airshow4444 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:54 pm

HF added to Charleston, SC and Holloman added too. Stuart, FL airshow on Nov 3-4th. Symrna and Davenport (Quad Cities, IA) have canceled.
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Post by Bingofuel » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:59 pm

Never seen any USAF demo team using flares before! Very european-style demo from the Misawa F-16 Demo last week in New Zealand.
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Post by RyanS » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:59 pm

Bingofuel wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:59 pm
Never seen any USAF demo team using flares before! Very european-style demo from the Misawa F-16 Demo last week in New Zealand.
Holy crap! I've always heard the PACAF demo is better but that was great!
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Post by Bingofuel » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:25 pm

New Zealand Aerobatic display lines are also much closer to the crowd compared to Europe and North America.

Their regulations state any Flypast or Aerobatics beyond 250 Knots may be executed at as low as 100 feet, at a crowd distance of 220 Metres minimum, which is only around 700 feet. Almost twice as close for Aerobatics than Europe and NA.

https://www.caa.govt.nz/Advisory_Circulars/AC091_1.pdf
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Post by Adam » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:16 am

Bingofuel wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:25 pm
Their regulations state any Flypast or Aerobatics beyond 250 Knots may be executed at as low as 100 feet, at a crowd distance of 220 Metres minimum, which is only around 700 feet. Almost twice as close for Aerobatics than Europe and NA.
In Britain, standard seperation is 230 metres - only ten more than New Zealand - unless energy is directed towards the crowd. And on top of that, certain venues and lighter aircraft often enjoy for sizable exemptions - sometimes as little as 50 metres.
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Holy crap! I've always heard the PACAF demo is better but that was great!
Been lucky enough to see it a few times now. It was quite poor when I first saw it in 2014, but 2016 was a massive improvement and now flares have been added too, making for a very enjoyable display. I think it shows quite an important pattern, which I was very aware of during my time in the far east: in Asia, displays are improving at an insane rate. In the west, meanwhile, the very best we can hope for is that something doesn't get worse. While I'm very much enjoying western airshows now I'm back in this part of the world, I do really miss the optimism and confidence of the airshow industry abroad. I don't know what the feeling is in the US, but in Britain the constant paranoia of an industry in terminal decline can be really depressing at times.
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