A flyer on my kitchen counter was cause for excitement at the Garcia household this weekend. Announcing the Los Angeles County Air Show hosted by Lockheed Martin the flyer shared information about the upcoming events to be held at the General William J. Fox Airport on March 19-20, 2016. My husband works for Lockheed Martin as well as many friends and family members which makes attending airshows a tradition for our family. This year the airshow brings new flight demonstrations, gravity-defiying aerobatics, wing walkers, military aircraft on display and of course, everyone’s favorite – The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron “The Blue Angels.” Along with a tribute to Pearl Harbor and the opportunity to check out the Shockwave Jet Truck, the countdown is on for our March 20th trip.
Dennis Dunbar, executive director of the Los Angeles County Air Show shared the following statement “We have an epic line up of performers planned for the 2016 Air Show.” Below are just a few of the performers:
Skip Stewart Airshows – Skip’s high-flying aerobatic performance would not be complete without his modified Pitts S2C, PROMETHEUS. The aircraft brings the flaming fury of Skip’s gyroscopic and brain-melting maneuvers to life. Skip and PROMETHEUS will tear through a high alpha pass on takeoff, and proceed to demonstrate jaw-dropping maneuvers merely feet off the ground. Skip is also the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Art Scholl Showmanship Award, selected by the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS).
Shockwave Jet Truck – Get ready Los Angeles County for the reigning Guinness World Records speed holder for fastest jet truck, SHOCKWAVE! Owned and operated by father and son team, Neal and Chris Darnell of Darnell Racing Enterprises, Shockwave is a triple jet engine Peterbilt Semi, boasting 36,000 horsepower and a top speed of 376 MPH.
- Tinstix – Combining the talents of Skip Stewart, Melissa Pemberton and Shockwave Jet Truck, fans won’t know where to look first! Watch keenly for a battle that takes place both in the sky and on the ground between two aircraft and the jet truck, resulting in a head-to-head race that will have you begging for more!Kent Pietsch Airshows – During Kent’s performance, fans are treated to three separate routines with comedic narration. A fan favorite, Kent performs a dead-stick routine in which he turns off the engine from 6,000 feet above the ground and free falls towards the tarmac with a rooftop landing on a moving RV, a comedy act featuring a detached aileron, otherwise known as the wing flap, and a mesmerizing wingtip-scraping pass down the runway. While on the ground, the show will feature aircraft displays, interaction with pilots and crew members and educational exhibits set up to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
For a complete list of performers please visit http://www.lacountyairshow.com/performersdisplays/in-the-sky/.
Tickets are now available on line at the Air Show Website and at the gates the days of event. Order online before March 18th to save 20%.
See you at the air show on Sunday, March 20th!