C-17 Globemaster Demo
Jim Tobul F-4U "Korean War Hero"
Scott Yoak P-51 "Quicksilver"
Class of '45
P-38 “Glacier Girl”
Rob Holland MX-S
Gary Ward MX-2
Matt Chapman Extra 330LX
Julie Clark T-34 Mentor
SRC Airshows Pitts S2S Special
Kent Pietsch J-3 "Jelly Belly"
Smoke N Thunder Jet Truck
CAF P-51C "Red Tail"
DC-3 "Flagship Detroit"
Hixson Museum of Flight (T-28A, T-28B, C-45)
C-54 "Spirit of Freedom"
Note: no P-38 listed. With the cancellation at Sun N Fun, this appearance may be cancelled as well.
Gates Open at 0900
Opening Ceremony begins at 1130
Jelly Belly (Comedy Act)
Blue Angels at 1600
- AV-8B and C-17 officially added to performers list.
- USMC F/A-18C added to performers list. MAGTF or solo demo?
- Looks like the P-38 is removed. Expecting cancellation.
Weather looks great this weekend. This should be a fun trip.
They had a strangely different crowd setup than the previous shows. They basically switched the performer and static areas. I think they did this so they could utilize the other runway instead of closing it. Wasn't really a fan of it tbh. It put the crowd at the far right of the runway. Plus it added a ton of walking. That base layout isn't very ergonomic for air shows anyway. I guess it was interesting seeing a different part of the base for the first time.
The F-35B Demo was by far the most aggressive demo I've ever seen from the Bravo. It included a square loop, a "lightning loop", a "dojo drift" style pitch...AND A 720° PEDAL TURN! It may have actually surpassed the Air Force demo in performance. I can't believe this capability hasn't been shown sooner. Wish I could have filmed it better.
The F-22 had one of the coolest take offs I've ever seen. Like many performers, it took off from runway 23 (from in front). It then pitched 90 degrees left to line up with the show line before the climb. Shout to Loco for being so adaptable.
A few other notes:
The AV-8 didn't need to cool its engine after "the dance" like it normally does.
The F-22 demo planes were from different squadrons. First time I've ever seen that.
It looks like Rob Holland has his new MX-S (or at least another temporary one).
- Raptor Takeoff
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- Rob Holland MX-S
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