Owensboro Air Show 2016
All eyes will be on the skies over the Ohio River in downtown Owensboro as performers showcase vintage war birds, military jets, aerobatic demonstrations, and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds!
Canadian Forces Snowbirds, for the first time, is coming to Owensboro. This incredible Canadian icon will bring their 9-ship demonstration squadron to the Owensboro Air Show to showcase the skill, professionalism and teamwork inherent in the women and men of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the Canadian Armed Forces. We have been fortunate to have the CF-18 demonstration in recent years and are thrilled to have the jet demonstration team in 2016. You don’t want to miss the incredible sight of this amazing jet team over the skies of downtown Owensboro.
Other Performers Include-
The US Navy’s Tac Demo Team, VFA-106 Gladiators, is coming to Owensboro to join in the festivities this year. The Tactical Demonstration or “TACDEMO” is designed to highlight the mobility, versatility and power of the F/A-18 Hornet for the citizens who look to the Navy for the defense of freedom. The famed F/A-18 fighter jet is celebrating its 30th birthday this year as a combat strike fighter aircraft for the U.S. military and we are excited to have the team showcase the capabilities of Naval Aviation and its aircraft.
The AeroShell Aerobatic Team, flying as a team for more than 25 years across North America brings the sounds of the famed AT-6 Texan “The Pilot Maker” to Owensboro for the first time. Showcasing their capabilities with thousands of hours of flight time in the advanced trainer aircraft that launched the careers of thousands of military pilots, the Aeroshell Team will demonstrate their skills at dusk for the Friday evening show and during the air show downtown on Saturday and Sunday.
CAF Red Tail Squadron, has a mission to educate audiences across the country about the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen – America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel. The story of this squadron was also told in the inspiring Red Tails feature film in 2012 and we are excited to bring the story of the Tuskegee Airmen to Owensboro.
Friday, September 30, 2016 – Owensboro Regional Airport, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 1, 2016 – Downtown Owensboro Riverfront, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday, October 2, 2016 – Downtown Owensboro Riverfront, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A full schedule of events and additional information is available at www.owensboroairshow.com, please check frequently for updates.