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NEWS | May 4, 2016

Shaw Air Expo schedule of events

20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The aerial demonstration schedule for the 2016 Shaw Air Expo and open house “Thunder Over the Midlands” has been announced. The air expo is scheduled for May 21-22, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

All performance times and order of appearance are subject to change.

8 a.m. – Gates and show opens
8:15 a.m. – Radio controlled aircraft demonstrations
10:15 a.m. – National anthem and U.S. Army Special Operations Command Black Daggers American Flag jump
10:25 a.m. – Gary Ward and Greg Connell aerobatic duo
10:30 a.m. – Michael Kennedy BT-13
10:40 a.m. – Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Car
10:50 a.m. – Doug Mathews T-33
11:05 a.m. – Jim Tobul F4U Corsair "Korean War Hero"
11:15 a.m. – Class of 45 (F4U & P-51)
11:25 a.m. – Scott Yoak P-51 "Quick Silver"
11:35 a.m. – Randy Ball MiG 17 demonstration
11:49 a.m. – Greg Connell Wolf Pitts
12 p.m. – Royal Canadian F-18 demonstration
12:20 p.m. – Gary Ward MX-2
12:30 p.m. – U.S. Air Force Viper demonstration
12:45 p.m. – U.S. Air Force Heritage flight (F-16 & P-51)
12:55 p.m. – Vintage Air Power demo (B-25, F4U, P-51, AH-1)
1:25 p.m. – U.S. Navy FA-18C Hornet demonstration
1:40 p.m. – U.S. Army Black Daggers Combat jump
1:55 p.m. – Gary Ward and Greg Connell aerobatic duo
2:05 p.m. – Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Car race aircraft
2:15 p.m. – Launce Combined Forces demo aircraft
2:20 p.m. – Joe Massessa - OV-1 Mohawk demonstration
2:30 p.m. – Combined Forces airpower demonstration
3 p.m. – U.S. Air Force Aerial Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds ground show
3:30 p.m. – U.S. Air Force ADS Thunderbirds performance
5 p.m. – Show close

There are also scheduled displays and demonstrations throughout the day in Hangar 1200.

The following aircraft and military vehicles are scheduled to be static displays:

P-51 Mustang "Swamp Fox"
T-35 Buckaroo
Stinson L-5 Sentinel
PT-17 Stearman
DHC-1 Chipmunk
U-10A Helio Super Courier
A-10 Thunderbolt II
T-1 Jayhawk/T-6 Texan/T-38 Talon
C-47 "Tico Bell"
T-28 Trojan
HH-65 Dolphin
L-39 Albatros
MiG 15
F-86 Sabre
F-35 Lightning II
F-22 Raptor
F-15E Strike Eagle
B-1 Lancer
C-130 Hercules
Vintage military vehicles
O-2A Skymaster
P-8 Poseidon
Boeing RC-135
AH-64 Apache/UH-60 Black Hawk
QF-4 Phantom
C-182 Skylane
M1 Abrams/M2 Bradley/M109A6 Paladin
Defensive Driving Trailer/Robotics Trailer
M38A1 Jeep/MG585 Motorcycle/M29 Weasel
Schemp-Hirth glider and display