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Another summer event — and this one is free

Post by News Tribune Staff on May 28, 2008 at 10:38 am with No Comments »
May 28, 2008 10:38 am

July is gonna be busy. The Tall Ships are returning. Freedom Fair is back. If you’re my age, apparently everyone you know from college and your hometown is getting married.

Well, squeeze in another event.

The folks at McChord have set up a Web site for the Air Expo 2008. The event on July 19-20 will be free (!) and feature the Thunderbirds, among a bunch of other exhibitions.

According to a release the base sent out, here are some of the performances on the schedule:

�—� C-17 Aerial Demonstration

�—� U.S. Air Force Academy Parachute Team “Wings of Blue”

�—� AD-3 Skyraider Legacy Flight

�—� F-15C Eagle Tactical Demonstration

�—� F/A-18F Super Hornet Tactical Demonstration

�—� P-51 Mustang Heritage Flight

�—� Air Force Reserve Jet Car

�—� Bombing of Pearl Harbor reenactment “Tora Tora Tora”

�—� Bud and Ross Granley’s Dueling YAKs (YAK 18 vs YAK 55)

�—� Cold War Era Dog Fight “Mig Fury” Mig 15 and Mig 17 versus a U.S. Navy FJ-4

�—� Jacquie B’s Pitts S2-B

�—� Steve Cowell’s Tuskegee T-6

�—� Tim Weber’s Geico Extra 300

If you’re one of those guys (like myself) who salivate at watching the Blue Angels fly at Seafair, this will be really, really cool.

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