Orlando’s Air & Space Show is back

Saturday & Sunday October 16-17 (Opening ceremony at 11:30AM Est)

This years Air & Space show is shaping up to be a real banger with several military demonstration teams already confirmed and one more mystery team to be announced. The gates open at 9:00 Am and there’s plenty to see and do before the performances begin. For the aerial performers themselves this year will include the F-18 Rhino demo team, an MV-22 Osprey demo, the P51-D Mustang “Quick Silver”, a Navy legacy flight, a C130-J demo team, and a Douglas C-47 named “Tico Belle”. After these performances the shows headliner will take center stage, rather center air as the United States Air Force Thunderbirds will take to the sky to give an all out ear shattering heart bursting demonstration.

#6 Gumbo’s helmet on his jet shortly after he deplanes

Since June of 1953 the Air Force Thunderbirds have represented the 600,000 men and women of the United States Air Force with their presentation of aerial precision maneuvers that exhibit the capabilities of modern high performance aircraft and the professional skill required to operate those F-16 fighter jets. This year is their first demonstration routine change in nearly forty years. With the help of Disney the Thunderbirds have an all new show to wow audiences. A six plane routine with a mix of formation flying and solo routines will keep you searching the skies for the next plane to blow by. The four jet diamond formation demonstrates the training and precision of Air Force pilots, while the two solos highlight some of the extreme capabilities of the F-16. For about sixty minutes, starting at 3:00 PM Est on both days the demonstration will include approximately forty different maneuvers, preluded by an about fifteen minutes pre show on the ground before take off.

The team started the year down the road at the Cocoa Beach airshow, and now this is their third to final show before the season ends and the team will head out west to begin preparations for the 2022 show season. Two of the six main performers will end their career as Thunderbirds after this year, making way for a new number 3, and number 6 pilot will join the team for the next two years.

Tickets start at just 33$ a person and are still available and available at www.https://airandspaceshow.com/