Tampa Bay AirFest 2022

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Tampa Bay AirFest 2022

Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:53 pm

Tampa Bay AirFest 2022
March 26th and 27th
MacDill AFB
Tampa Bay, Florida
https://www.tampabayairfest.com/

Featuring
- US Navy Blue Angels
- USSOCOM Para-Commandos
- USAF F-22 Raptor Demo
- USAF C-17 Globemaster III Demo
- USAF E-3 Sentry Flybys
- USAF KC-135 Stratotanker Flybys
- Scott Yoak [P-51 Mustang]
- Jim Tobul [F4U Corsair]
- Michael Goulian [Extra 330]
- Kevin Coleman [Extra 300SHP]
- Matt Younkin [Twin Beech 18]
- Jerry "Jive" Kerby [L-39 Albatros]
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon Dec 27, 2021 6:01 pm

New Additions
- USSOCOM Para-Commandos
- USAF KC-135 Stratotanker Flybys
- Scott Yoak [P-51 Mustang]
- Jim Tobul [F4U Corsair]
- Michael Goulian [Extra 330]

https://www.tampabayairfest.com/performers/
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Jan 22, 2022 1:37 am

New Additions
- USAF C-17 Globemaster III Demo
- USAF B-2 Spirit Flyby
https://www.tampabayairfest.com/performers/
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Post by Ken91 » Sat Jan 22, 2022 2:52 am

First airshow of the year, hopefully. I've seen the B-2 once before, but it would be awesome to see it again. Good lineup so far.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Jan 22, 2022 3:25 am

Per 2022 ICAS Calendar
- Kevin Coleman
- Matt Younkin
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Feb 17, 2022 2:21 am

New Addition
- Jerry "Jive" Kerby
https://www.tampabayairfest.com/performers/
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Post by wfooshee » Fri Feb 18, 2022 11:19 pm

Does anybody know the orientation of the show, which direction the crowd faces? I ask, because looking at the picture they have showing the box seats, those are facing directly into the sun, at least at the time the picture was taken. Can't say I'm interested in going blind during an air show... :lol:
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Post by Ken91 » Sat Feb 19, 2022 3:26 am

The crowd faces Southwest. In the attached picture shows the crowd seating in red. The Blue line is the flight line during performances. The planes takeoff on the biggest runway on the West side of the base. It's not a great setup. The last time, 2018, they did have some good statics, including a B-52, C-5, C-17, C-130, UAVs, a couple USMC vehicles.

Edit: the list of expected statics is quite long. The list does include a B-1, which would be really cool to see up close. https://www.tampabayairfest.com/displays/
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Post by wfooshee » Sat Feb 19, 2022 5:18 pm

That's what I was thinking, looking at the maps and the pictures, didn't see how it would be any other way. That being a 6-hour trip for me, I think I'll have to pass.

I looked up the sun position on suncalc.org, and it is pretty much directly ahead by 2PM. Behind for the morning, and left end of the flightline (crowd perspective) around noon, but after lunch it's right in your face, about 60 degrees up.
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Post by jpujol » Mon Feb 21, 2022 7:21 pm

I don't know about the sun, etc., but with so many East Coast shows being canceled (McGuire, Rhode Island, maybe Scranton, PA, etc), Tampa Bay Airfest is looking very good.

Andrews and Oceana are "probable", but not guaranteed, with COVID situation.
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