TBM Avenger Reunion & Salute to Veterans Airshow 2023

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TBM Avenger Reunion & Salute to Veterans Airshow 2023

Post by Bretten Bailey » Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:06 pm

TBM Avenger Reunion & Salute to Veterans Airshow
May 19th-20th, 2023
Illinois Valley Regional Airport
Peru, Illinois
www.tbmreunion.org

Full Shows both Saturday & Sunday. Pyro & Wall of Fire both days with a Night Air Show and Concert/Beer Garden on Friday night.

Confirmed TBMs:
-TBM Avenger LLC's (Brad & Jane Deckert) TBM-3E Avenger "T83"
-Commemorative Air Force Capital Wing's TBM-3E Avenger "Doris Mae"
-Commemorative Air Force Missouri Wing's TBM-3E Avenger
-Tom Buck's TBM-3E Avenger "Lt. J.G. George Bush"
-Lake Erie Warbird's TBM-3 Avenger
-CBS Aviation LLC's TBM-3E Avenger - 91726
-Tri-State Warbird Museum's TBM-3 Avenger
-TBM Avenger LLC's (Tim Savage) TBM-3E Avenger
-ELLENVILLE LLC's TBM-3U Avenger "She's the Boss"
-Steve Sorge's TBM-3 Avenger


Other Warbird Performances (some may be static display only):
-Matt Younkin in the Twin Beech 18
-Commemorative Air Force Airbase Georgia’s Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless
-Tim Savage’s P-40N Kittyhawk Mk.IV
-Tri-State Warbird Museum's TB-25N Mitchell "Yankee Doodle"
-Mustang Pilots LLC's P-51D Mustang "Ain't Misbehavin'"
-Hannu Halminen's P-51D Mustang "City of Hamilton"
-Whirlpool Services Inc's (Kathryn Tyler & Stephen Jones) CT-133 Silver Star III (maintained by Bruce Hilyer)
-Paul Keppeler’s Canadair T-33 Mk III Silver Star
-Carl Schwerman/Code 1 Aviation L-39 Albatros
-Commemorative Air Force Indiana Wing’s Beech SNB (RC-45J)
-Tim Gillian T-6 Texan
-Laura Stants T-6 Texan (will also be selling rides)
-Starved Rock Stearman LLC's PT-17 Kaydet Stearman
-Tim & Job Savage T-6 Texan
-STARSHIP L-29 LLC's Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin

Friday Night Air Show
-Matt Younkin “Magic By Moonlight” Beech 18
-“Avengers Night Run Up” - Only Air Show in the WORLD to feature this amazing show of power!
-Other warbirds will be flying!

Ride Flights available in the SBD Dauntless and T-6 Texan
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon Jan 30, 2023 12:50 am

Latest Addition
- Matt Younkin [Twin Beech 18]

http://younkinair.com/schedule/
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri Mar 03, 2023 3:42 am

David Schultz Airshows will be running this year's show.

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Post by Laskow2 » Fri Mar 03, 2023 7:22 am

n33d4sp33d_85 wrote: Fri Mar 03, 2023 3:42 am David Schultz Airshows will be running this year's show.

does this possibly mean a bigger event then past years?
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Post by Nate_Burrows » Fri Mar 03, 2023 10:00 am

n33d4sp33d_85 wrote: Fri Mar 03, 2023 3:42 am David Schultz Airshows will be running this year's show.

they’re not running the show, the show just hired them to be an airboss since Scott Duck the usual airboss for the show is booked elsewhere that weekend.
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Post by Bretten Bailey » Sun Mar 12, 2023 3:01 pm

Nate_Burrows wrote: Fri Mar 03, 2023 10:00 am they’re not running the show, the show just hired them to be an airboss since Scott Duck the usual airboss for the show is booked elsewhere that weekend.
Correct! Bruce Huddleston will be the AirBoss this year.
Laskow2 wrote: Fri Mar 03, 2023 7:22 am does this possibly mean a bigger event then past years?
We’ll be about the same size as last year (hopefully getting the full Saturday in for once). We’re finalizing a preliminary list of performers and aircraft and will have some announcements by early next week. This doesn’t include some fly-in surprises either.

Plan is to have a full show on Friday that leads into the Night Air Show and then TBM Night Run Up. We’ll have a concert on Friday night as well, plus a beer garden. Then the full day on Saturday.

Yankee Air Museum will be back with the B-17G Flying Fortress “Yankee Lady”. We are finalizing ride details with them and those will eventually go on sale once finalized.
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Post by Laskow2 » Tue Mar 28, 2023 5:41 am

anyone have updates on this show? I'm thinking about getting a hotel Friday and attending both days!
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Post by Bretten Bailey » Tue Apr 04, 2023 1:37 pm

Working on nailing down some final air show related details that will not disappoint.

Starting to release the Avengers that will be in attendance as well (and this is just a start):
-TBM Avenger LLC's (Brad & Jane Deckert) TBM-3E Avenger "T83"
-Commemorative Air Force Capital Wing's TBM-3E Avenger "Doris Mae"

Information on attractions and camping as well as show/parade times are coming soon!
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Post by kalamazookid » Tue Apr 04, 2023 2:40 pm

Decided to go overnight this year since I'm sick of being rained out on Saturday every year lol. What time do things typically start on Friday? Looks like 11 a.m. last year, with afternoon and evening shows, plus the night run.
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Post by Nate_Burrows » Tue Apr 04, 2023 3:18 pm

kalamazookid wrote: Tue Apr 04, 2023 2:40 pm Decided to go overnight this year since I'm sick of being rained out on Saturday every year lol. What time do things typically start on Friday? Looks like 11 a.m. last year, with afternoon and evening shows, plus the night run.
I got there at like 8 or 9am last year and stuff was already flying around. The “official show” part didn’t start till like 11-12.
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