L.A. County Air Show

Los Angeles County Air Show Promises Amazing Ground Show

The Los Angeles County Air Show presented by Lockheed Martin, will host what has fast become known as the largest air show hands-on STEM Exhibition, and “Heroes and Legends” Aviation History Panels on March 25-26, 2017 at General William J Fox Airfield in Lancaster.

In addition to welcoming back the USAF Thunderbirds precision flying team and a world class line-up of high performance aircraft performers, unique static displays that cannot be equaled anywhere else other than the Antelope Valley, we are now honored to announce a line-up of guest speakers whose deeds and true-life tales are known around the world,” Los Angeles County Air Show President Ronda Perez said.

The series of “Heroes and Legends” Aviation History Panels are scheduled from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, and from 4-5 p.m., free of charge to LA County Air Show attendees. These panels bring together an impressive array of iconic aviators and aerospace legends, record breaking test pilots who will detail their personal experiences and insights. The speakers will collectively share archival conversations that will educate and inspire aviation enthusiasts of all ages, while preserving some of aviation’s most treasured history. Plus, a rare appearance by Col Joe Kittinger at a book signing and autograph signing.

HEROES AND LEGENDS
AVIATION HISTORY PANELS SCHEDULE

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

FREE FALLING FROM SPACE

Kittinger (102,800 feet), Baumgartner (127,852 feet), Eustace (135,890 feet)

Moderator – Dennis Anderson

Col Joe Kittinger, (USAF Ret.) First World Altitude
Record 1960-2012
Red Bull Stratos Flight Operations and Safety (Capcom 1) 2012
Alan Eustace, Current World Altitude Record Holder, 2014 to Present **Saturday only
Art Thompson, Red Bull Stratos Technical Project Director, CEO,
Sage Cheshire Aerospace, Inc., President, A2ZFX, Inc.
Craig Ryan, Co-Author of Col Joe Kittinger’s “Come Up and Get Me”

OUT OF THE BLACK: THE FIRST FLIGHT OF THE F-117 STEALTH FIGHTER

Moderator – J.B. Brown

Hal Farley, First Flight Test Pilot, Lockheed F-117 Stealth Fighter
Capt. Tom Morgenfeld, (USN, Ret.) Lockheed Test Pilot ** Saturday only
Lt Col Roger Moseley, (USAF, Ret.) Air Force Test Pilot
Lt Col Bill “Evil” Gray, (USAF, Ret.) Air Force Test Pilot

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

BREAKING BARRIERS: WOMEN IN AVIATION

Moderator – Dana Kilanowski

Maj Jennifer Housholder, (USAR, Reserve) Army Combat Helicopter Pilot
Lt Col Kelly Latimer, (USAF, Ret.), Air Force Combat and Test Pilot, NASA Test Pilot, Virgin Galactic Test Pilot
Kelli Grove, Delta Air Lines Pilot **Saturday only

WHITE KNIGHTS AND STARRY SKIES,
THE VOYAGE TOWARD CIVILIAN SPACE TRAVELERS

Moderator – Dennis Anderson

Todd “Leif” Ericson, V.P. Safety and Test,
Virgin Galactic Test Pilot
David Mackay, Chief Pilot, Virgin Galactic Test Pilot
Mark “Forger” Stucky, Virgin Galactic Test Pilot

4 to 5 p.m.

GOING DOWNTOWN – THE AIR WAR IN VIETNAM

Moderator – Dennis Anderson

Col Joe Kittinger, (USAF, Ret.) Commander, 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Three Vietnam Combat Tours, Shot down a MiG-21, POW – Hanoi Hilton
Lt Col Dick Rutan, (USAF, Ret.) F-100 “MISTY” Forward Air Controller, Voyager Pilot, First Non-Stop and Un-refueled Flight around the World
Maj Gen Doug Pearson, (USAF, Ret.) F-4 Combat Pilot, Former Commander, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, CA
Col Bob Ettinger, (USAF, Ret.) F-4 Combat Pilot, Former Vice Center Commander, Air Force Flight Test Center
Col Roy Martin, (USAF, Ret.) F-4 Combat Pilot, Former Chief Test Pilot, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Corporation

More major milestones in aviation history have occurred in the skies over the Antelope Valley than anywhere else on earth.” Said Dana Kilanowski.

The STEM Exhibition and History Panels can be found in the two tents on each side of the main entry gate. More STEM and History Panel details are available at www.lacountyairshow.com

The USAF Thunderbirds demonstration team, including the A-10 “Warthog” Heritage Flight and the U.S. Navy TAC Demo Team in the F/A-18C Hornet, are scheduled to perform both Air Show days. Also, there will be an amazing line-up of world-renowned aerobatic performers, WWII Warbirds, skydivers, pyrotechnics and impressive static displays including the F-35 Lighting II.

General admission gates open at 9 a.m. on both Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26, 2017 at General William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster. Kids five and under are free, you must go online to print free kid’s tickets.

For more information on the Los Angeles County Air Show, and pre-show discount tickets, military discount tickets, please go to www.lacountyairshow.com. Follow on Facebook, Twitter @LACountyAirShow, Instagram and SnapChat for updates.

Contacts

Patricia Cox
[email protected]
1-661-803-0272

Susan Newman-Harrison
[email protected]
1-951-640-0455

NOTE: Media high resolution photos available at https://lacountyairshow.com/media.

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