Melbourne (FL) Air & Space Show - March 30 & 31

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Melbourne (FL) Air & Space Show - March 30 & 31

Post by Ken91 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:18 am

Melbourne Air & Space Show - March 30-31, 2019
http://airandspaceshow.com/

Performers:
F-35 Lightning II Demo
Kent Pietsch
B-25 Panchito
Mike Wiskus in Lucas Oil Pitts
Black Daggers
John Black in Super Decathlon
Vietnam Era Tactical Helicopter Demo
Dash Aerosports L-39 (added Feb 3 - thanks awal2049 for update)
P-40 Warhawk "American Dream"
Military Jet Demo - "TBA Soon"
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Post by awal2049 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:41 pm

Tough choice between this and Key West
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Post by Ken91 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:08 pm

awal2049 - It's an easy choice for me, but then again I'm very close to the Melbourne airport. I don't know if I'll go in to the show this year. I didn't last year either, and the lineup was pretty light IMO (A few years ago, it was fantastic with Blue Angels, F-22 Demo, F-16 Demo, MV-22 Demo, Mike Goulian) with the exception of the Thunderbirds and B-2 flyovers.

I'll make a decision closer to show time if I'll go in or not. The setup up inside the show faces south, so you have the sun in your face and planes are backlit. Also, the big jets take off from the southern runway and there is some brush/trees between the runways that blocks your view until the planes are in the air.
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Post by Ken91 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:30 am

Per a comment on the Air & Space Show's FB page, the viewing area will be on the South side of the airport this year. That'll be welcome news since that will put the sun at your back. I hope to be seeing more announcements soon - keeping my fingers crossed.
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Post by RyanS » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:22 am

Ken91 wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:30 am
Per a comment on the Air & Space Show's FB page, the viewing area will be on the South side of the airport this year. That'll be welcome news since that will put the sun at your back. I hope to be seeing more announcements soon - keeping my fingers crossed.
Wow, that's big news! I wonder how that will work out. Should make for a much better show though
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Post by awal2049 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:07 am

Mike Wiskus added
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Post by Ken91 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:21 pm

Added B-25 Panchito & Mike Wiskus to the first post.

I'm cautiously optimistic regarding the setup change. Hopefully, it will happen and the setup will be better for the viewers. At this time, I'll probably go in one day to the show, mostly because of the F-35 Demo. The other day, I'll be outside the airport, mostly for the F-35 Demo.
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Post by Ken91 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:49 am

Looking better all the time. John Black in his Super Decathlon, Army Black Daggers, and Vietnam Era Tactical Helo Demo added.
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Post by Ken91 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:41 pm

P-40 Warhawk "American Dream" added

Per the performer page, "Military Jet Demo - TBA Soon!" - Super Hornet? It won't be the F-22 or F-16, but the A-10 Demo Team is open that weekend. Maybe USMC Harrier?
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