Columbus Air Show Presented by Scotts 2023

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Apr 15, 2023 10:59 pm

Doesn’t look like Yankee Lady will be attending Columbus this year.
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Post by Adambadger88 » Sun Apr 16, 2023 5:30 pm

Major Disappointment:

Air Adventures <[email protected] Sat, Apr 15 at 8:17 AM

Hello,

The Yankee Air Museum decided to proactively cease flight operations of the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Yankee Lady. Recent inspections of other B-17Gs have discovered wing spar issues. As a result we expect a mandatory Airworthiness Directive to be issued by the FAA in the next few weeks regarding the matter. Out of an abundance of caution, we are temporarily ceasing our B-17G flight operations and awaiting direction from the FAA regarding necessary inspections and repairs that will be required. It is expected that the B-17G will not fly during the 2023 flying season. Please note that this only affects the B-17.

All other aircraft flight operations are not affected. --What does this mean for your B-17 Air Adventure? This means that we will not be able to fly you on the B-17 this year and are thus fully refunding your order. These refunds will be processed over the next few weeks. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we get through the refunds. Can I fly on other Yankee Air Museum aircraft? Yes! The B-25 Rosie's Reply, C-47 Hairless Joe and Huey Helicopter are still flying this year. If you are interested in flying on these amazing aircraft, please check out our website for more information: https://yankeeairmuseum.org/fly/
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Post by kalamazookid » Fri May 12, 2023 2:30 pm

CAF Airbase Georgia FG-1D, P-63 and SBD will be attending.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon May 15, 2023 3:31 am

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Post by kalamazookid » Wed May 31, 2023 4:53 pm

I'm dropping this one. My primary interest in this show was due to the Scott's Aviation Showcase, which hasn't been promoted to this point and we're only a couple weeks out from show time. I can't imagine it being a significant part of the show if they haven't made it a featured part of promotional efforts. Kind of a steep cost and less than favorable general admission seating layout to see acts I will already be seeing elsewhere this year, plus I'd only be able to attend Friday. Will still be interested to see photos and hear how it goes anyway. Hope it's a good show!
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Post by jcoleman1994 » Mon Jun 05, 2023 9:57 pm

Is there a good spot outside the airport to watch?
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed Jun 07, 2023 5:22 pm

Latest Addition
- USAF F-35A Lightning II 2-Ship Flyby with KC-135 Stratotanker
We are excited to announce that we will have not one, but TWO F-35A Lightning II’s from Luke Air Force Base in Arizona flying each day during the opening ceremony at the Columbus Air Show Presented by Scotts!
The F-35’s will take off and fly alongside the KC-135, providing an amazing kickoff to the show. Guests will also have a chance to see them up close as part of the ground display.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Jun 08, 2023 1:23 pm

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Parking for the 2023 Columbus Air Show Presented by Scotts June 16-18, will open at 9 A.M. ALL THREE DAYS.
Parking Passes MUST BE purchased PRIOR to the show on our website. Guests MUST HAVE a parking pass in order to park in
the lots.
➡General Parking
General Parking assures guests a space at the airport within walking distance of the Air Show Main Entry Gate. No busses or RV’s. Ticket will be good only for the day for which it is purchased.
➡ Handicap Parking
A limited number of handicap parking spaces will be available first come, first served within the General Parking and VIP Parking lots. Handicap parking will require the guest to have an air show parking pass along with a handicap placard or plate.
➡ VIP Parking
VIP parking passes will be provided to guests in the Rickenbacker Club and to Corporate Chalet owners to provide to their guests. VIP parking will be adjacent to the VIP Gate Entrance.
➡ Planning Ahead
As you prepare to enter the lots, please have your passes ready to scan prior to entering the lot. This will help the flow the traffic.
We are predicting there to be peak traffic times each day, in the morning and afternoon, from 10:30am-12:30pm inbound and 3:45pm – 6pm outbound.
You can enter the airport’s address (2241 John Circle Dr, Columbus, OH 43217) into your GPS for initial directions, but you will need to follow signage and parking attendants’ directions upon arrival to the show to be directed to your appropriate parking lot.
Departing traffic will be routed away from the show to provide the quickest route away from the airport. Be advised that the initial direction you are taken may not be the same direction from which you entered.
For additional details, please visit the parking page on our website. https://bit.ly/3P2OHaE
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Jun 10, 2023 10:26 pm

The P-51 Mustang that'll be flying alongside the F-22 Raptor for the Heritage Flight is "Bum Steer."
We are excited to announce that the USAF Heritage Flight Foundation has selected the 2023 Columbus Air Show Presented by Scotts for a Heritage Flight, June 16-18.
Teaming up for the Heritage Flight is the F-22 Raptor and the P-51D Mustang “Bum Steer.” This Heritage Flight not only demonstrates how far we’ve come in aviation, but also honors Air Force Pilots, past and present.
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