What you’ll see at Grissom Air & Space Expo


There’s an impressive line-up planned for the 2019 Grissom Air & Space Expo, and as the event draws near, even more aircrafts are being added to the show.

Organizers say no schedule of flying times will be published as weather and other factors on the day of will affect plans. They say, however, to expect flying to start around 11 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. both days.

The following planes will either perform or be on display during the expo set for Sept. 6-7:

  • Thunderbirds
    • The air demonstration squadron of the United States Air Force, the Thunderbirds are assigned to the 57th Wing and are based at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Created in 1953, the Thunderbirds are the third-oldest formal flying aerobatic team in the world
  • The Golden Knights
    • Nicknamed the Golden Knights, the United States Army Parachute Team is a demonstration and competition parachute team of the U.S. Army. It consists of demonstration and competition parachutist teams, drawn from all branches of the U.S. Army.
  • Viper Demonstration Team
    • Based out of Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, the Air Combat Command team performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the unique capabilities of one of the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighters — the F-16 Fighting Falcon, which can fly at speeds in excess of Mach 2
  • KC-135R Stratotanker
  • A-10 Warthog
  • FG1-D Corsair
  • P-51 Mustang
  • F-5A, and F-86 Sabre 
  • A-10C Thunderbolt II
  • B-52 Stratofortress
  • A World War II P-51 Mustang
  • C-47
  • C-5 Galaxy
  • F-35A Lightning II
  • T-6 Texan
  • T-38 Talon
  • KC-10 Extender
  • A-10 Warthog
  • C-17 Globemaster
  • AC-130-U Spooky gunship
  • UH-1 helicopter
  • UH-60 Black Hawk
  • F8F Bearcat
  • TBM Avenger
  • Civilian Zivko Edge 540
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