Abbotsford International Airshow 2020

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TooTallDean
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Re: Abbotsford International Airshow 2020

Post by TooTallDean » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:18 pm

Any word on whether the A-10 demo team will attend?
https://www.airshowstuff.com/forum/view ... =22&t=1818
That weekend is open.

I would like to see the paintjob.
https://www.airshowstuff.com/forum/view ... =22&t=1541

Also, any word on if the OR ANG unit from Klamath Falls OR will bring their F-15?
https://www.facebook.com/173FW/
They have attended Abby before with regular paint F-15s in the past.
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Post by AirshowHawk » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:06 pm

TooTallDean wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:18 pm
Any word on whether the A-10 demo team will attend?
That weekend is open.

Also, any word on if the OR ANG unit from Klamath Falls OR will bring their F-15?
They have attended Abby before with regular paint F-15s in the past.
I would not hold my breath for an A-10 Demo this year. It’s become increasingly rare and almost unheard of to see two ACC demos at the same show. With the F-22 secure, the USAF would not likely send an additional demo team to Abbotsford. As for the F-15’s from Oregon, I’d be patient and wait for the tentative static list to come out sometime late spring/early summer.
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Post by JA Boomer » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:42 pm

According to the airshow insider email, the US Navy Tailhook Legacy Flight will be with a EA-18G Growler from VAQ-129 "Vikings". RAD!!! :D :D :D

Now let's hope they also bring one for static as the Growler has yet to appear at Abby despite being based next door.
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Post by AirshowHawk » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:19 am

We are in for a treat with the E/A-18G Growler. Some of you may know that NAS Whidbey now has an official Demo Team that is participating in Legacy Flights in 2020. This may not mean a full out aerobatic demo, but we can definitely hope for some extra passes by the EA-18G.

https://www.airshowstuff.com/forum/view ... =22&t=2035

My fingers are crossed for a couple of things I've heard of in the works for this year. No teasers/info though, especially this early. I'm sure AIAS will take care of that in due time. :D
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Post by TooTallDean » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:55 am

I got this email today. Looks interesting.

Heritage & Legacy Flights Added

US Military Aviation History Celebrated
The staff of the Airshow staff is working hard every day putting the pieces in place to make the 2020 event one to remember. We have already announced feature performers including the Snowbirds, CF-18 Hornet, F-22 Raptor and Yak 110. We are now excited to confirm two very special demonstrations for the 2020 Abbotsford International Airshow, celebrating the military aviation history of our American allies: the US Air Force Heritage Flight and the US Navy Legacy Flight.

The Heritage Flight will pair the USAF's most successful fighter of WWII, the P-51 Mustang with the premier air superiority fighter, the F-22 Raptor. The formation honors the contributions of every man and woman who has served in the USAF while helping educate the public on the importance of the USAF mission.

The Legacy Flight will feature the A-1 Skyraider and E/A-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft from VAQ-129 in NAS Whidbey Island. The two aircraft will join together to celebrate the rich history and tradition of US Naval Aviation around the globe.

The E/A-18G Growler is a specialized version of the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, intended for electronic warfare tactics including detection, radar jamming, and communication suppression. The VAQ-129 "Vikings" stationed at NAS Whidbey Island have flown the E/A-18G since 2008.

The warbirds participating in the Heritage and Legacy flights are from the Heritage Flight Museum in Burlington, WA. The P-51 Mustang "Val-Halla" will be flown by Lt. Col. (ret'd) Greg Anders and the A-1 Skyraider "Proud American" by his brother Alan Anders. Both are sons of Apollo 8 astronaut, Maj. Gen. Bill Anders.
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