Planes of Fame Air Show 2015

The impressive lineup of warbirds at the 2014 Planes of Fame Airshow. (Photo by Jake Peterson)
The impressive lineup of warbirds at the 2014 Planes of Fame Airshow. (Photo by Jake Peterson)
The impressive lineup of warbirds at the 2014 Planes of Fame Airshow. (Photo by Jake Peterson)

The Planes of Fame Air Museum will be holding their annual air show over the weekend of May 2nd/3rd. Titled “A Salute to Veterans”, this year’s airshow will feature nearly fifty historic aircraft. Planes of Fame is one of the great air museums in the world, and their collection includes many unique survivors and some of the finest warbirds in the world. Their air show is equally fabulous….

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Performers will include the U.S.A.F. F-22 Raptor Demo Team and Heritage Flight, Sean D. Tucker-Team Oracle Aerobatics, Canadian Forces CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team, Sea Fury Aerobatics by Sanders Aeronautics, Clay Lacy’s Learjet Demonstration, Rob Harrison and the Tumbling Bear, Gregory Colyer’s T-33, John Collver’s AT-6 Aerobatics, and over 40 WWII aircraft including B-25, P-47, and P-51s. In addition to many other fantastic airplanes, both   performing and on static display, there will be a special panel discussion with a large number of our honored veterans. A special educational display by the Remembrance Rescue Project will present Rescue 5, a restored FDNY truck, damaged during September 11th, 2001, that lost all its crew of 11 firefighters. Stay tuned for future announcements of some of our special guests. The schedule of events will be as follows…

8:00am                  – Gates Open Static Displays & tours of warbirds
9:30-10:30am      – Veterans Panel Held at Announcer Stand
11:00-11:15am      – Opening Ceremony National Anthem, Naval Aircraft Fly-Over
11:15-11:30am      – Rob Harrison Aerobatics Aerobatic Performance by Rob Harrison, the “Tumbling Bear” in his Zlin 142c
11:30-12:00pm    – Army Flight
12:00-12:25pm    – Sean D. Tucker Aerobatic performance in the Team Oracle Challenger II Biplane
12:25-12:55pm     – INTERMISSION
12:55- 1:25pm       – Korean Air Battle Demonstration F-86, MIG-15, T-33, P-51, F4U, AD-5, F7F, T-6
1:25 – 1:40pm        – Clay Lacy Learjet Aerobatic Demonstration
1:40 – 1:50pm        – N9MB Flying Wing Flight Demonstration
1:50 – 2:20pm       – Navy Aircraft Fly-by
2:20 – 2:50pm       – CF-18 Hornet Royal Canadian CF-18 Demo Team
2:50 – 3:05pm       – Dennis Sanders Sea Fury Aerobatics by Sanders Aeronautics
3:05 – 3:20pm       – T-6/SNJ Wardog Aerobatics by John Collver
3:20 – 4:00pm       – F-22 Raptor USAF F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team
4:00pm                   – EndEx

New for 2015, there will also be a special Preview Day and Twilight Show on Friday May 1st between 10:00 am and ending at 8:00 pm. Free parking and tram service will be provided to the viewing area. Follow signs and directions to parking upon arrival. The flying performances begin at 3:45pm. Before 3:45pm, you may watch the arrivals of performers and participating aircraft. Food, drinks, and vendors will be open.

NOTE: Saturday and Sunday will not have a twilight show or the Golden Age of Aviation flight or a Greg Colyer T-33 solo flight demo.

Come and see all of these spectacular performers with a much smaller crowd! Enjoy flights at sunset and watch the afterburners light up the sky, in particular the special demonstration by the Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet!

Planes of Fame's unique airworthy Boeing P-26 attended Flying Legends with Steve Hinton at the controls. (photo by Luigino Caliaro)
Planes of Fame’s unique airworthy Boeing P-26 will be performing on the Preview Day only as part of the Golden Age of Aviation demo. (photo by Luigino Caliaro)

The Preview Day and Twilight Show Schedule is as follows…

10:00am                    Planes of Fame Air Museum Opens
10:00am–3:45pm   Viewing of Static Displays and Arriving Aircraft
3:45–4:00pm           Sean D. Tucker – Team Oracle Aerobatics
4:00–4:15pm            Rob Harrison “The Tumbling Bear” Zlin 142c
4:15–4:45pm            USAF F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team
4:45–5:00pm           F-86 and MIG-15 Flight Demo
5:00–6:00pm          BREAK
6:00–6:35pm          Golden Age of Aviation: P-26, Electra, AT-12, N3N
6:35–6:55pm           Greg Colyer T-33 Shooting Star Flight Demo
6:55–7:15pm            Dennis Sanders Aerobatics – SeaFury
7:15–7:45pm            Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Demo Team
7:45pm                      EndEx

You can save $5 if you pre-order your tickets online – It’s a limited time offer (until April 10th), so please click HERE to get your tickets early

The following is the promo of the airshow

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