Fort Wayne Airshow 2019

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JasonB
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Re: Fort Wayne Airshow 2019

Post by JasonB » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:48 am

If I attend this show, it looks like I will be making a 1 day trip from Northwest Indiana, and then back home when the show gets done.

In 2016, there was a liquid restriction, where you were not allowed to bring any liquids on to the base. Is this restriction still in place this year?

I also saw on a facebook post, the flying will begin at 11am instead of 12 noon, as originally mentioned.
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Post by SoundOfFreedom » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:27 pm

JasonB wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:48 am
In 2016, there was a liquid restriction, where you were not allowed to bring any liquids on to the base. Is this restriction still in place this year?

That restriction is still in place. The air show is free... fair trade (in my opinion).

https://www.fwairshow.com/air-show-tips/
What Not to Bring
Food, drinks or coolers
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Post by Bretten Bailey » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:37 pm

JasonB wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:48 am
If I attend this show, it looks like I will be making a 1 day trip from Northwest Indiana, and then back home when the show gets done.

In 2016, there was a liquid restriction, where you were not allowed to bring any liquids on to the base. Is this restriction still in place this year?

I also saw on a facebook post, the flying will begin at 11am instead of 12 noon, as originally mentioned.
Yes, as pointed out, the restriction is still in place. But, not all is lost. @SoundOfFreedom alluded to the free parking & admission, which is an absolutely great trade-off, but feel free to bring an empty water bottle too. There will be a water fill station available for those that would like to fill up!
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Post by Bretten Bailey » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:09 pm

Here's the static lineup for the weekend:

U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II
U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon
U.S. Air Force T-6 Texan II
US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress
U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules
U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III
U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon
U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker
U.S. Air Froce T-6 Texan II
U.S. Air Force T-38A Talon
U.S. Air Force T-38C Talon
Tactical Air Control Party (Terminal Attack Controllers)
OH-58 Kiowa
UH-60 Blackhawk
B-17 Flying Fortress
T-28 Trojan
T-34 Mentor
B-757

Anyone coming down to Parkview Field tonight for the Welcome Party, note that a large crowd is expected. Gates will open at 5 PM. The night will include the opportunity to meet the USAF Thunderbirds, a few flyovers and performances, A-10 Flyover from the Black Snakes and Live Music headlined by Mason Dixon Line. The US Special Ops Paracommandos will also parachute in to the stadium to help honor WWII Veterans for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.

Weather forecast looks to be improving for Sunday with storms now planning to come later in the day. Should be a beautiful weekend starting with rehearsal day today!
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Post by kalamazookid » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:13 pm

I was driving through Fort Wayne this afternoon on my way back from vacation and happened to see the F-100, an A-10 and P-51 flying around. The F-100 came almost directly over me on 469 twice! Sweet! Hope the rest of the show went well.
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Post by bigt512 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:40 am

It was a GREAT Show. Some miner issues with lack of signage on where to turn in to the south parking lot on Saturday. LARGE traffic issues when the show was over. We had to get permission to walk though the base to avoid the line for the buses that were taking people to the north lots.
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Post by bigt512 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:46 am

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