On The Ground

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Air Show fans will enjoy an action packed weekend both on the ground and in the air. Throughout the flight line, spectators will be able to explore static aircraft displays, interact with pilots and crew members and experience interactive attractions and educational exhibits designed to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

LOCKHEED MARTIN F-35 LIGHTING II

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LOCKHEED MARTIN F-35 LIGHTNING II

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighters. The fifth-generation combat aircraft is designed to perform ground attack and air superiority missions. It has three main models: the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant, the F-35B short take-off and vertical-landing (STOVL) variant, and the F-35C carrier-based Catapult Assisted Take-Off But Arrested Recovery(CATOBAR) variant. On 31 July 2015, the United States Marines declared ready for deployment the first squadron of F-35B fighters after intensive testing. On 2 August 2016, the U.S. Air Force declared its first squadron of F-35A fighters combat-ready.

Photo by Curtis Noble

BiPOD FLYING CAR | SCALED COMPOSITES

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BiPOD FLYING CAR - SCALED COMPOSITES

In the span of four months aerospace pioneer, Burt Rutan, decided to take on one last project. The project was Rutan’s farewell to a successful career and unconventional style. As the founder of Scaled Composites, he blazed the trail and set the mold for designing, building and testing the most technologically advanced aircrafts in an efficient timeframe. For the first time ever, Rutan’s “flying car” will be on display at the LA County Air Show. This extraordinary aircraft is a MUST-SEE attraction! Scaled Composites will be located at the air show and they’ll have experts on-hand to walk through the remarkable features and design challenges of “BiPod: Burt’s first and only flying car.”

THE ONLY FLYING LOCKHEED VEGA (1933)

THE ONLY FLYING LOCKHEED VEGA

THE ONLY FLYING LOCKHEED VEGA (1933)

DL1. DETROIT LOCKHEED, Duralumin full Monocoque fuselage with full cantilever wing. (Wooden composite)

It is owned and flown by John Magoffin, also flown by Buzz Hale. Be sure to catch their presentation at 9:30 a.m. at the Aviation Heroes and Legends History Panel tent on Sunday, March 25.

About the Lockheed Vega:

The Lockheed Vega is an American six-passenger high-wing monoplane airliner built by the Lockheed Corporation starting in 1927. It became famous for its use by a number of record-breaking pilots who were attracted to the rugged and very long-range design. Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly the Atlantic single-handedly in one, and Wiley Post used his to prove the existence of the jet stream after having flown around the world twice.

Designed by John Knudsen Northrop and Gerard Vultee, both of whom would later form their own companies, the aircraft was originally intended to serve with Lockheed's own airline routes. They set out to build a four-seat aircraft that was not only rugged but also one of the fastest aircraft of its era. Using a wooden monocoque fuselage, plywood-covered cantilever wings and the best engine available, the Vega delivered on the promise of speed.

The fuselage was built from sheets of plywood, skinned over wooden ribs. Using a large concrete mold, a single half of the fuselage shell was laminated in sections with glue between each layer and then a rubber bladder was lowered into the mold and inflated with air to compress the lamination into shape against the inside of the mold. The two fuselage halves were then nailed and glued over a separately constructed rib framework. With the fuselage constructed in this fashion, the wing spar couldn't cut through the fuselage, so the single spar cantilever wing was mounted atop the aircraft. Only the engine and landing gear remained essentially unstreamlined, and on the production versions the undercarriage had teardrop shaped "spats" covering the wheels, while only the earliest versions lacked NACA cowlings and had the engine cylinders exposed to the airstream. It was powered by the Wright Whirlwind air-cooled radial engine, which delivered 225 horsepower (168 kW).

PRECISION EXOTICS

Precision Exotics

PRECISION EXOTICS

Exotic Sports Cars

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LOCKHEED MARTIN X-44

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LOCKHEED MARTIN X-44

SKUNKWORKS DEMONSTRATION VEHICLE

LOCKHEED MARTIN ADVANCED UAV MODEL

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LOCKHEED MARTIN ADVANCED UAV MODEL | SKUNKWORKS

ALL STATIC DISPLAYS*

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

McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle – NASA

The Only Flying Lockheed Vega 1933

Cessna 182 – Civil Air Patrol

DreamBig – A7 Cockpit Photo Opportunities

Howard DGA

Lockheed Martin X-44 – 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

LASD – Blackhawk

T-34 Mentor – NASA

USAF Rapid Strike Simulator

Precision Exotic Sports Cars

STEM Expo

Heroes and Legends History Panels

and so much more!!

*All subject to change without notice