THERE IS A HUGE SELECTION OF AIRCRAFT FOR ALL TO SEE!
Come Early! Beat The Traffic, Get A good Spot To Watch The Show And Have Time To See ALL The Attractions.
WALK THE FLIGHTLINE AND TAKE PICTURES!
Pride, professionalism, dedication: the hallmarks of the Unites States Air Force which was founded 70 years ago in 1947 as a separate branch of the armed forces based on the successes of air power during WWII. The men and women serving in “Air Force blue” take those three words to heart daily as they fulfill the USAF’s straightforward mission “to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace.”
USAF Wings of Blue
Demonstration, competition, instruction are central to achieving the mission of the USAF’s Wings of Blue, whose primary mission is to run the Basic Freefall Parachuting course at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Members of the team are jumpmasters and instructors for this course, devoting most of their time to teaching students about parachuting, and training them to make unassisted freefall skydives. Each year, more than 700 USAF Cadets are given the opportunity to earn their jump wings.
Trojan Phlyers dual T28 Aerobatics
Trojan Phlyers, Inc. is dedicated to preserving the rich history of the North American Aviation Company’s T28 Trojan. Based in Texas, Trojan Phlyers owns and operates two T28B Trojan aircraft. The pilots of Trojan Phlyers perform formation and solo aerobatics, and appear each year at air shows and events across the nation.
Kyle Franklin “Dracula” Demon bi-plane aerobatics
Dracula. The immortal monster of dreams and nightmares takes the form of a new biplane and a thrilling air show act. The tapering fuselage, speed ring cowling surrounding the engine, and sloped windshield bring back key features of the racing bi-planes of the 1930’s. But the modern prop, aerodynamics, and onboard systems are fully 21st century, resulting in a smaller, lighter, significantly more maneuverable and powerful airplane.
P-40K Warhawk Aerobatics
First flown in 1938, the P-40 was conceived as a pursuit aircraft and was agile at low and medium altitudes, but the lack of a two-speed supercharger made it inferior in high-altitude combat. However, between 1941 and 1944, the P-40 played a critical role with Allied air forces in three major theaters: North Africa, the Southwest Pacific, and China and had a significant role in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, Alaska and Italy.
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX Aerobatics
This memorable and important British fighter flew missions over many a bedroom of American youngsters building model aircraft. The Supermarine Spitfire earned accolades for its role with the Royal Air Force in protecting England from the numerous Nazi airstrikes during the Battle of Britain.
North American B-25 Mitchell
Nearly 10,000 of these twin-engine medium bombers were built by the end of WWII, and the B-25 saw action in every theater of the war, serving as a medium-altitude bomber, low-level ground attack aircraft, and mast-level attack aircraft against ships. The majority of action for the B-25 was in the Pacific Theater.
Douglas AD5 Skyraider
A late arriving aircraft in WWII (the Navy began flight tests in April 1945), the Douglas Skyraider was the workhorse for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in the Korean Conflict, and participated in the first U.S. aircraft carrier strikes against North Vietnam in 1964 in Operation Pierce Arrow.
Grumman TBM Avenger
The Avenger in the Pikes Peak Regional Air Show was built by General Motors under contract to Grumman Aviation, so it carries the “TBM” designation, rather than the “TBF” designation for those aircraft built by Grumman.
Consolidated PBY Catalina Patrol Bomber
The PBY features a “parasol” wing, mounted on a pylon over the fuselage and twin waste blisters at the rear of the aircraft to enhance observation for air-sea rescues and submarine detection. The fuselage is part boat, with a stepped “hull”.
Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbolt
Durable beyond its peers, able to carry bombs which it unloaded on targets AFTER escorting its bombers to the primary target, capable of carrying a remarkable assortment of armament: the P-47D is today recognized as a hallmark of design and construction. Close in ground support, attacking trains, tanks and troops, and the ability to dogfight as needed; Thunderbolt pilots reported destroying 86,000 railroad cars, 9,000 locomotives, 6,000 armored fighting vehicles, and 68,000 trucks.
North American P-51 Mustang
The icon of fighters from WWII, the early P-51 was less than effective at high altitudes in its first iterations. With the advent of nearly 24 hour bombing of Germany, the bombers making daylight raids needed fighter escorts that could protect the bombers from the beginning of missions, over enemy targets, and on the trip back to base.
Grumman F4F Wildcat
The only effective Navy fighter early in the war, the F4F Wildcat was out performed by the Japanese Zero. Creative air-to-air combat techniques and training turned the advantage to the Wildcat when in multiple-aircraft dogfights.
Grumman F3F-2 Flying Barrel
The first production F3F Flying Barrel was delivered to the U.S. Navy in 1936 and the diminutive aircraft was retired from squadron service in 1941.
Grumman F7F Tigercat
The Grumman F7F Tigercat is a heavy fighter aircraft that served with the United States Navy (USN) and United States Marine Corps (USMC) from late in World War II until 1954. It was the first twin-engined fighterto be deployed by the USN. While the Tigercat was delivered too late to see combat in World War II, it saw action as a night fighter and attack aircraft during the Korean War.
THESE PLANES WILL BE ON DISPLAY FOR EVERYONE ALL DAY!
Consolidated PBY Catalina
Grumman HU16 Albatross
Beechcraft Model 18 C-45
Beech T-34 Mentor
Naval Factory N3N
North American T-6G Texan
Cessna A-37 Dragonfly
Aero L39 Albatross
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Aero L-39C Albatros (2)
Chinook heavy lift helicopter
Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter
“Due to constantly trying to improve our air show presentation and
unforeseeable personnel / equipment scheduling conflicts this air
show performer schedule can change at any time”