2017 Valiant Air Command "Tico Warbird Airshow"

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2017 Valiant Air Command "Tico Warbird Airshow"

Post by Eaglefan91 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:38 pm

Here's our preliminary lineup including times, field set up will be similar to previous shows excluding last years event. Unlike a lot of shows our show runways face North and South rather than East and West. :)

Theme: USAF 70th Anniversary & 40th Anniversary Airshow

March 10th- Afternoon/Twilight Show- Gates Open 12:00pm -flying starts approx. 3:00pm

March 11th & 12th- Full Show-Gates Open 8:00am- flying starts approx 12:00pm

Confirmed Participants:

USAF Thunderbirds

Valiant Air Command C-47, SNJ-5, T-28, PT-17 Kaydet

Aeroshell Aerobatic Team-Evening/Day routines

US SOCOM Parachute Team

Younkin Airshows- Night/Day routines

Class of 45'- Scott "Scooter" Yoak and Jim Tobul

Tom Reilly's B-25 Killer B

Larry Kelly's B-25 Panchito

Cavanaugh Flight Museum- AD-6 Skyraider

Dr. Joseph Masessa's -OV-1D Mohawk

Conrad Yelvington's TF-51D "E Pluribus Unum"

Paul Schulten Eagle Airshows

John Black Super Decathlon

Twin Tiger-Yak-55 Aerobatics-Evening/Day routines

Jerry McCart-F-150 "Home Wrecker" Jet truck

AAHF- UH-1 Huey and AH-1 Cobra

Pyro-Fireworks-and 500ft Wall of Fire

920th Rescue Wing- MH-60 Pave Hawk (static)

920TH Rescue Wing- C-130 Hercules (static)

Air America C-123 Provider (static)

Valiant Air Command- F-14 Tomcat (static)

Valiant Air Command-F-16A Fighting Flacon (static)

Valiant Air Command-F/A-18C Hornet (static)

Valiant Air Command- F-105D Thunderchief (static)

Valiant Air Command- TA-4J Skyhawk (static)

Valiant Air Command- F-86 Sabre (static)

Note there are more performers and statics lined-up just waiting on their official conformations.

Where- Space Coast Regional Airport, Golden Knights Blvd., Titusville FL.
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Post by kalamazookid » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:47 pm

Looks like there's a chance for me to get this one. I'll be in Orlando for work from the 11th - 18th and if I get clearance to head down on the 9th, I will be attending. Any advice on the best place to sit to be close to start-ups and get good taxi photos?
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Post by jcochr50 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:27 pm

I will miss seeing vintage jets there this year, since it looks like the Sabre, Skyhawk and T-33 will not be flying. And most likely an F-104 from the Kennedy Space Center will not make it over either, would be nice to see them back again.

But hopefully Cavanaugh will be bringing an A-1 Skyraider to the show - always nice to see!

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Post by kalamazookid » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:48 pm

According to the Cavanaugh Flight Museum airshow schedule, they are bringing the AD-6 Skyraider to the show. Their site doesn't mention the B-25. Whichever it is, always good to have warbirds. I've got approval to use a personal day to travel down early before working in Orlando for the week, so it looks like I'll be able to head over. Looking forward to breaking up the monotony of winter in the midwest with some warbird noise!
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Post by Eaglefan91 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:54 pm

kalamazookid wrote:
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:47 pm
Looks like there's a chance for me to get this one. I'll be in Orlando for work from the 11th - 18th and if I get clearance to head down on the 9th, I will be attending. Any advice on the best place to sit to be close to start-ups and get good taxi photos?
Hi Matt glad your interested in the show! The best place to sit is anywhere along taxiway B facing show center north as the majority of the performers will be taxiing right by the crowd line with in several feet. The warbird flightline runs adjacent to the taxiway although there's a low fence line that is the best place to catch any start up's of the warbirds. Here's some video from last year:[media]
[/media] Modern military will now be placed over on the ramp south of the crowd line in order to catch their startup sequences you'll have to have your back turned to show center.

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Post by kalamazookid » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:59 pm

Thanks for the help Eaglefan! Looking forward to a fun show.
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Post by SYost » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:32 am

I am attending the event for the first time. Any previous attendees that can chime in on equipment is appreciated. I'd like to consider bringing a 500mm prime, but do not want to have it sit idle if it is "too" much lens.

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Post by kalamazookid » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:17 pm

Attended the show Saturday and had a fun time. The Skyraider, P-51, Corsair and F-18 were the highlights of the flying for me. Great static display from Valiant Air Command as well. I didn't take many photos, but will try to post a few in the next week or so.
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Post by kalamazookid » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:34 pm

A few of my favorites.

ImageIMG_3720 by Matthew Vader, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3787 by Matthew Vader, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3817 by Matthew Vader, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3897 by Matthew Vader, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3915 by Matthew Vader, on Flickr
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Post by PringPhotography » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:37 pm

Here are some of my images from TICO Airshow 2017:

Air to Air shoot with the T6 texan team:
Image20170310-IMG_0820.jpg by MARTIN PRING, on Flickr

Dont Tread on Me Speed brake on VFA-106 tribute to VFA-15
ImageDont Tread on me - US Navy - VFA-15 #Navy #Valions #DontTreadOnMe #FlyNavy #Aircraft #Airplane #USNavyTacDemo by MARTIN PRING, on Flickr

Tac Demo on take off
Image20170209-IMG_7575.jpg by MARTIN PRING, on Flickr

Skyraider on start up
Image20170311-IMG_3969.jpg by MARTIN PRING, on Flickr

Korean War Hero
Image20170310-IMG_3450.jpg by MARTIN PRING, on Flickr

Thunderbirds late arrival
ImageIMG_3784.jpg by MARTIN PRING, on Flickr

Scott "Scooter" yoak on arrival
ImageIMG_3290.jpg by MARTIN PRING, on Flickr

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