Really Fine Air Shows
Thunder in the Valley Air Show 2018 Schedule
                April 7 - 8, 2018
Columbus Airport, Columbus, Georgia


Thunder in the Valley Air Show
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm. - April 7 - 8, 2018

In The Air Acts   scheduled to appear:

• Aeroshell Aerobatic Team - North American T-6 Texans performing tight aerial maneuvers.

• Viper Airshows - modified Pitts S2S biplane duel with the Dallas Riders motorcycle team.

• Kent Pietsch Airshows - “Jelly Belly” Interstate Cadet, a 1940s-era classic that performs an engine-out aerobatic maneuver and lands on top of a moving RV.

• The Class of ’45 - a featured pair of World War II fighters ( F4U-4 Corsair and a P-51 Mustang ).



In The Air Acts - (continued)

• Tinker Belle C-46 Commando played a key role in World War II as a transport aircraft for the United States Forces.

• Larry Labriola flies the Aero L-39 Albatros, a Czech-built, Cold War-era jet trainer and fighter Larry will demonstrate high-speed passes and aerobatic maneuvers.

• Army Aviation Heritage Foundation Sky Soldiers will use their UH-1 Huey and AH-1 Cobra helicopters to reenact a Vietnam War-era scene, and will offer guest rides on the choppers.

• U.S. Army Silver Wings Parachute Demonstration Team will open the air show each day by delivering the American flag during the National Anthem.

• Georgia State Patrol Aviation Division will demonstrate examples of its work, like search and rescue operations, SWAT missions, and fire suppression.



On the Ground Acts - Performers:

• The Dallas Riders is a group of daring motorcyclists on sportbikes, Harleys and a front flip-performing dirt bike.

• Ms D’Meaner Jet Funny Car is a powerful hot rodthat can blaze down a runway at speeds up to 350 mph.

Static Displays

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

• Museum of Flight - see 3 aircraft up close: Two T-28 Trojans that served in Vietnam and a C45-H Expiditor

• Lockheed 12A Electra Jr. - Joe Shepherd of Fayetteville, Georgia has restored it to mint condition.

• Beech AT-11, advanced twin engine trainers that were used to train bombardiers, gunners and navigators during and after WWII.

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

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

• Brits in the Valley Car Club represent more than 35 British cars.




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