SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C.- –
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"
Stinson L-5 Sentinel
U-10A Helio Super Courier
A-10 Thunderbolt II
T-1 Jayhawk/T-6 Texan/T-38 Talon
C-47 "Tico Bell"
F-35 Lightning II
F-15E Strike Eagle
Vintage military vehicles
AH-64 Apache/UH-60 Black Hawk
M1 Abrams/M2 Bradley/M109A6 Paladin
Defensive Driving Trailer/Robotics Trailer
M38A1 Jeep/MG585 Motorcycle/M29 Weasel
Schemp-Hirth glider and display