The Los Angeles County Air Show is ready for the weekend with a packed “In the Air” and “On the Ground” schedule

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LOS ANGELES, CA (March 9, 2018) – The Los Angeles County Air Show presented by Lockheed Martin is ready for the weekend. Aircraft and displays have been arriving on a daily basis at Fox Field. The weather is going to be perfect and the action-packed weekend promises fun for everyone.

The headliner this year, Maj Paul “Loco” Lopez performing with the USAF F-22 Raptor Demo Team, something you don’t want to miss. It’s their first-time appearance at the LA County Air Show.

In addition to the headliner, spectators will enjoy the weekend with accomplished aerobatic performers, WWII warbirds, skydivers / swoopers, pyrotechnics, and an impressive static display including one if not the largest STEM Exhibition and Heroes and Legends Historical Panels you won’t see anywhere else.

Some of the performers include:

USAF F-22 Raptor Demo Team

USMC MV-22 Osprey Demo

Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady Fly-By – Beale

Red Bull Kirby Chambliss – Edge 540

Red Bull Aerobatic Helicopter – BO-105 – Aaron Fitzgerald

Red Bull Swoopers – Jump Team

Lockheed T-33 Ace Maker – Gregory “Wired” Colyer

Vampire De Havilland British Jet Display – Jerry Conley

Kent Pietsch Aerobatics Interstate Cadet – Jelly Belly

Bill Stein Aerobatics – Zivko Edge 540

Chuck Coleman Aerobatics – Extra 300L

Jim Peitz Aerosports – F33C Bonanza

Anthony Oshinuga – Pitts Special S-1

Patriot Parachute Team

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

North American P-51 Mustang – Camarillo CAF

Grumman F8F Bearcat – Camarillo CAF

Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIV – Camarillo CAF

Vought F4U-1 Corsair – Planes of Fame

North American F-86F Sabre – Planes of Fame Air Museum

Mikoyan-Gurevich Fagot Mig-15 – Planes of Fame Air Museum

Lockheed P-38 Lightning – Collings Foundation

Lockheed P-38J Lightning – Planes of Fame Air Museum

North American B-25J Mitchell – Photo Fanny – Planes of Fame Air Museum

ER-2 – NASA

Pyrotechnics

 

Get there early, so you can enjoy on the ground displays with never seen rare displays. Some of these include:

Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II – AF-1

McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle – NASA

McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet – NASA

Lockheed Vega 1933

Cessna 182 – Civil Air Patrol

DreamBig – A7 Cockpit Photo Opportunities

Howard DGA

Lockheed Martin X-44 Demonstrator – Skunk Works Demonstrator Vehicle

Lockheed Martin Advanced UAV Model – Skunk Works

Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey

Fairchild PT-23

RV-10 Explorers

Scaled Composites Display

BiPod Flying Car – Scaled Composites

ARES

LASD – Blackhawk

T-34 Mentor – NASA

USAF Rapid Strike Simulator

Precision Exotic Sports Cars

STEM Expo

Satin Dollz

And more!

 

Nowhere in the world, will you find an impressive Heroes and Legends history panel which include:

SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Red Bull Stratos and Free Falling from Space

  • Col Joe Kittinger (USAF Ret) First World Altitude Record 1960-2012
  • Art Thompson – Sage Cheshire, Red Bull Stratos
  • Alan Eustace, Current World Altitude Record Holder, his record set in 2014

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Lockheed Martin at 75 Years

  • Jack Gordon, Former President, Lockheed Skunkworks 1994 to 1999, heavily involved in the development of the SR-71 and Steve Justice, Former Director Advanced Systems, Lockheed Martin Skunkworks
  • Key Lockheed Martin Engineers
  • Bob Gilliland, Legendary SR-71 First Flight Test Pilot

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Black Planes, Blue Sky

  • Bird of Prey: Doug Benjamin – Test Pilot

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Lockheed Vega – Bridge to the Future

  • Allan Lockheed Jr.: Grandson of one of the founders of Lockheed Company
  • Buzz Hale: Lockheed Vega Pilot
  • John Magoffin, Vega Owner-Pilot

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Lockheed Martin at 75 Years

  • Jack Gordon, Former President, Lockheed Skunkworks 1994 to 1999, heavily involved in the development of the SR-71 and Steve Justice, Former Director Advanced Systems, Lockheed Martin Skunkworks
  • Key Lockheed Martin Engineers
  • Bob Gilliland, Legendary SR-71 First Flight Test Pilot

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Blackbird!

  • Eddie McKim: SR-71 RSO (Reconnaissance Systems Officer)
  • Dana Purifoy: NASA Test Pilot
  • David Lawrence, SR-71 SRO (Reconnaissance Systems Officer)
  • John McKay, NASA Maintenance

General admission gates open at 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on both Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25, 2018 at General William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster. Aerial performances are from approximately noon to 3:30 p.m. each day of the two-day show.

For more information on the Los Angeles County Air Show, STEM Expo, Heroes and Legends History Panels and tickets, please visit www.lacountyairshow.com. Kids six and under free admission, military discounts, family packs, weekend and parking passes available online. Follow the Los Angeles County Air Show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates and announcements as schedules and acts are subject to change.

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