Really Fine Air Shows
Thunder in the Valley Air Show 2017 Schedule
    April 8 - 9, 2017
Columbus Airport, Columbus, Georgia


Thunder in the Valley Air Show
10:00 am - 5:00 pm. - April 8 - 9, 2017

In The Air Acts scheduled to appear:

• Skip Stewart - in Prometheus, a modified Pitts S2S biplane

• Big Air Insanity FreeStyle Motocross Team

• Chris Darnell and the Shockwave Jet Truck
custom-built and equipped with three J34-48 Pratt and Whitney jet engines to generate 375 miles per hour.

• Lockheed F-35

• U.S. Air Force F-16 and Red Tail Squadron P-51

• Grumman Northrup B-2 Spirit

• Greg Koontz - enjoy the aerobatic routine in his American Champion Super Decathlon, and the hiliarious “Alabama Boys” comedy routine featuring wayward farmer Clem Cleaver in a 1946 Piper J-3 Cub.

• Gary Ward - watch the MX2 from zero-speed hovers to dives in excess of 250 mph.



In The Air Acts - (continued)

• Matt Younkin and his Beech 18, 1940s-era large aircraft

• Larry Labriola flies the Aero L-39 Albatros, a Czech-built, Cold War-era jet trainer and fighter

• U.S. Army Silver Wings Parachute Demonstration Team

• Georgia State Patrol Aviation Division

• Army Aviation Heritage Foundation Sky Soldiers
  Ride fees (not included in the price of an air show ticket) are:
  • Huey: $75 per person
  • Cobra standard (6-7 minutes): $325 per person
  • Cobra extended (13-14 minutes): $525 per person



On the Ground Acts scheduled to appear:

Rise Above Traveling Exhibit
A fully restored P-51C Mustang, the signature aircraft of the Tuskegee Airmen and now part of the Commemorative Air Force’s Red Tail Squadron, accompanies the exhibit.

Lockheed P-3 Orion
More than 50 years of service, from the Cuban Missile Crisis to today’s gaurdian of the seas. NAS Jacksonville will provide a P-3 for closeup looks during Thunder in the Valley.

Boeing P-8 Poseidon
The P-8A Poseidon, the U.S. Navy’s newest maritime, patrol and reconnaissance aircraft.

Lockheed C-130 Hercules
The C-130 has been in service for more than half a century. Designed specifically to transport troops and equipment in the combat zone via airdrop or short runways.



On the Ground Acts - (continued)

Grumman Northrop F-5N
The F-5N is a single-seat, twin-engine, tactical fighter and attack aircraft providing simulated air-to-air combat training.

Brits in the Valley Car Club
More than 40 members throughout the Valley, representing more than 35 British cars. They are attending this car show and are displaying their own vehicles athe Columbus Airport.

Grumman C-1A Trader
The Trader carried mail and supplies to aircraft carriers in the Pacific Ocean during the Vietnam War. The Trader also served as a trainer for all-weather carrier operations.

North American T-28C
The T-28 was used by the various branches of the U.S. Military from 1950 into the 1970s.

Camo Group Living History This popular display features tanks, artillery and armored vehicles employed by the U.S. Army.
Air show attendees can enjoy an up-close and educational look at these tanks, artillery and armored vehicles that have defended our country.





If you get the opportunity visit the ....
National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida
More than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation.


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