Shaw Air Expo /Thunder Over the Midlands 2022

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Shaw Air Expo /Thunder Over the Midlands 2022

Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:07 pm

Shaw Air Expo /Thunder Over the Midlands 2022
April 2nd and 3rd
Shaw AFB
Sumter, South Carolina
https://www.shaw.af.mil/2022-Shaw-Air-S ... M6bdknhYU/

Featuring
- USAF Thunderbirds
- US Army SOC Black Daggers
- USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon Demo
- USAF Heritage Flight [F-16 Fighting Falcon/P-51 Mustang]
- USAF Airpower Demo
- Scott Francis [MXS]
- Randy Ball [MiG-17]
- Jerry Conley [DH-115 Vampire]
- Aeroshell Aerobatic Team [T-6 Texan x 4]
- RJ Gritter [Decathlon/Piper Cub]
- Thom Richard [P-40 Warhawk]
- CAF Airbase Georgia [F4U Corsair]
- Full Throttle Airshows [Vans RVs]
- B-25 Mitchell "Panchito"
- Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Car

Updated as of 3/12/2022
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Post by kalamazookid » Tue Mar 01, 2022 2:05 am

Hoping for a more complete list of acts/statics soon. I tentatively have a hotel booked but it's hard to justify the trip without more concrete info. Going to have to put in for time off soon if this trip is going to happen. The possibility of seeing a lot of Viper action in one place is appealing. Would love to see a combined arms demo like 2012, which featured F-16s, F-15Es and A-10s. Something similar would get me down there again.
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Post by OwenORourke » Tue Mar 01, 2022 4:06 am

From what I have seen in past years they do not release a lot ahead of time. It would be awesome if they could do the combined arms demo again as they were popping mad flares last time. Usually they will have some color bird wing commander Vipers on static, hoping for the Shooters checkertail.
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Post by kalamazookid » Fri Mar 04, 2022 12:24 am

Looks like a bunch of new acts have been posted:

RJ Gritter
B-25 Mitchell "Panchito"
CAF Airbase Georgia (doesn't list which aircraft)
Full Throttle Airshows
Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Car

Decent static list so far too.
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Post by kalamazookid » Sat Mar 12, 2022 12:49 pm

Schedule has been posted:

1045 - Black Daggers
1056 - Aeroshell T-6 Flag Jumper
1102 - Smoke N' Thunder Jet Car Run
1112- RJ Gritter - J3 Flying Farmer Demo
1125 - Jerry Conley - DeHavilland Vampire Demo
1139 - ACC Airpower Demo
1210 - B-25 Panchito Demo
1222 - Scott Francis MXS
1236 - Full Throttle Airshows
1257 - RJ Gritter Decathlon
1310 - F-16 Viper Demo/P-51 Heritage Flight
1338 - Airbase Georgia F4U Corsair Demo
1350 - Randy Ball MiG-17 Demo
1403 - Aeroshell
1417 - Smoke N' Thunder Jet Car Race
1428 - Commemorative Air Force P-40 Demo
1441 - Runway Check
1500 - Thunderbirds

I've already had four shows knocked off my possible list later in the year (two to cancellations, two to other reasons) so, despite the cost of travel right now, I'll probably go. They have a solid mix of modern airpower, vintage jets and warbirds booked.
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Post by awal2049 » Fri Mar 25, 2022 11:50 pm

Keeping an eye on the weather. Looks like there might be storms. Sucks, the Sunday show of the last event got rained out.

Also, good luck finding a hotel if you haven’t already!
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Post by AtlantaPlaneNut » Sat Mar 26, 2022 1:56 pm

awal2049 wrote: Fri Mar 25, 2022 11:50 pm Keeping an eye on the weather. Looks like there might be storms. Sucks, the Sunday show of the last event got rained out.

Also, good luck finding a hotel if you haven’t already!
Hopefully it past right on through on Thursday or Friday.
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Post by Airplanefreak2000 » Sat Mar 26, 2022 3:10 pm

Weather already updated. Moved up. Saturday and Sunday look good. I’ll be there both days at it’s only a short two hour hop for me from CLT.
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Post by kalamazookid » Mon Mar 28, 2022 3:04 pm

As long as the weather forecast holds, I plan to be there.
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Post by awal2049 » Sat Apr 02, 2022 1:36 pm

Just got here. Surprisingly cold this morning. Since I came from the east, they had me go through Sumter gate and park by the big water tower on the other side of the runways. It was about a 15 minute bus ride to the display area. Probably over an hour to walk. Getting out of here is probably gonna suck.

Anyway, got a good spot up front between two speakers. Looks like there are 2 SJ F-15Es for the ACC Demo as promised. Ready for a great weekend.
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