http://airshowstuff.com/v4/2017/bombers ... er-flybys/
Monday – B-1, B-25s
Tuesday - B-25s, B-29s
Wednesday – B-25s, B-1 as part of the 75th anniversary reenactment of the Doolittle Raid
Friday – B-29s as part of B-29 75th anniversary celebration
Saturday – B-1, B-2, B-52, B-29s, B-17s, B-25s, A-20 as part of 8th Air Force 75th anniversary celebration
https://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/eaa-a ... nture-2017
I'm super excited about this addition. Can't wait!
Also included in the post are pictures of the 4 F-86s, including the F-86A, making its long awaited Oshkosh debut.This should make a cool four-ship at Oshkosh. Latest maintenance intel on all four jets is good. Fingers crossed they all make it.
Here is a link to the post:
http://www.warbirdinformationexchange.o ... &start=135
Paul Keppeler also just posted in WIX that there "might" be a decent T-33 formation too.
Here is the link to the updated daily airshow schedule:
https://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/featu ... w-schedule
75th Doolittle Raid Anniversary: almost 16 B-25s confirmed. Wednesday night show will replicate when they took off on the USS Hornet, in rapid succession
75th anniversary of 8th Air Force/70th anniversary USAF: 3:30 on Saturday B-2, B-52, B-1 formation pass. B-1, B-52, and B-2 will come back and do some single ship passes. Also 2 B-29s, 2 B-17s, A-20, B-24 and 2 B-25s (I believe)
Current military participation: B-1, B-52, B-2, 2 x P-8s, 2 x F-22s, KC-135, Heritage Flight (F-35 and A-10s), A-400M (Wednesday only), F-18s, F-16s, US Army Chinook and Apache
"Cool airplanes": F-86A, Boeing YL-15, C-123 Thunderpig, A-20, P-63, SBD Dauntless, P-47s, Collings Foundation Spitfire
Some daily airshow highlites:
Monday: B-1B arrival and F-35 demo team arriving during the show.
Tuesday: USAF Heritage Flight F-35, A-10, 2 x P-51s
Wednesday: "Surprise" following National Anthem involving a tanker? 2 x A-10s from the Indiana ANG doing a demonstration involving pyro, A-400M departs and performs some passes
Wednesday night: B-25s using lots of pyro. B-1B performing. Wall of Fire
Thursday: Dassult Falcon 8X, USAF Heritage Flight (2 x A-10, P-51. Jet day for warbirds. Blue Angels diamond flight survey
Have to run to work!! Hopefully someone can fill in the rest of the days for me!
I am super excited for the B-1 to stage there and fly in the twilight show. The ANG A-10s with pyro is also a huge thing to look forward to.
Interesting that they are splitting the Blue Angels survey flights on Thursday and Friday. It will be odd to have the TFR active from 10 to 11am on Friday. And on Friday there will be ab hour of airshow after the Blue Angels fly.
96 pyro bombs on the first Doolittle Raid pass should be amazing. That many B-25s will be deafening!
The A400M is from the RAF and will be arriving and departing on Wednesday. See it fast! Lots of shows are getting A400s on display this year it seems.
In other news, they mentioned some gatherings of vintage planes and home builts like the Cessna 190/195, Extras, Howards, Piper Cubs, and more. Scaled Composites is bringing Proteus and setting up a number of forums and displays.
One big mystery is an apparent national anthem flyover on Tuesday I think it was. The comment was that there are a lot of moving parts and they're relying on a tanker far away. No specifics of what is planned but it certainly sounds special. I would not expect it to be anything that has already been announced.
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