LANCASTER – The United States Air Force Thunderbirds Jet Demonstration Team will headline the Los Angeles County Air Show March 21 and 22 at William J. Fox Airport in Lancaster.
Organizers on Thursday announced the supporting lineup.
In addition to the Thunderbirds performance, air show fans can look forward to the U.S. Marine Corps Harrier Jump Jet.
Touted as one of the greatest breakthroughs in aircraft technology, the Harrier Jump Jet is capable of vertical takeoffs and landings, providing the Marine Corps with mobility, flexibility and firepower.
“We’re excited to host the USAF Thunderbirds, the U.S. Marine Corps Harrier Jump Jet, as well as some of the top aerobatic performers in the nation,” stated Dennis Dunbar, executive director of the Los Angeles County Air Show.
In addition to the Thunderbirds and the Harrier, the Air Show will showcase world-renowned aerobatic performers, warbirds and vintage aircraft.
Performers will include, but are not limited to:
- Gene Soucy’s biplane solo act in his ShowCat;
- Wingwalking, featuring Teresa Stokes as she climbs about the wings of the ShowCat, piloted by aviation legend Gene Soucy;
- Matt Younkin’s Beech 18 performance;
- Bill Stein performing precision aerobatics in a Zivko Edge 540;
- Otto the Helicopter, designed to excite the younger Air Show fan;
- And much more!
On the ground, spectators will be able to explore static aircraft displays, interact with pilots and crewmembers and experience attractions and educational exhibits designed to promote STEM.
Volunteers still needed
The LA County Airshow is looking for local volunteers to join the team for a weekend of hard work and a lot of fun.
The next volunteer meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m., at the Antelope Valley Transit Authority Bldg., located at 42210 6th Street West in Lancaster.
Volunteers will learn about available opportunities and what it takes to get involved. Volunteers will also get to meet Airshow team managers, ask questions and get the inside scoop.
Potential volunteers must be at least 18 years old and available for a minimum of 8-10 hours on both Friday and Saturday, March 21-22, 2015. For more information or to apply for a volunteer position, visit http://www.lacountyairshow.com/contact-us/volunteers/.
LA County Airshow tickets are on sale now at http://www.lacountyairshow.com/purchase-tickets/.
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