The Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow scheduled for Sept. 24–25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The airshow is headlined by the Air Force Thunderbirds. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s premier aerial demonstration team, performing precision aerial maneuvers displaying Air Force high-performance aircraft to people worldwide. The show involves a mix of precision formation flying and intense solo routines demonstrating the capabilities of Air Force pilots and the F-16 Fighting Falcon.
Starting each day’s aerial performances at noon will be Misty Blues Skydiving, an all-female Jump team of 13 women with more than 15,000 jumps between them. Also, successful professionals with full-time careers, the Mistys represent the mere 15% of women skydivers out of 35,000 total in North America.
Also featured is Bill Stein Airshows, who pilots the Edge 540, providing unique aerobatics with a cutting-edge paint that continuously changes color based on the angle of the spectators, the aircraft and the light.
And an acrobatic performance from the Commemorative Air Force’s Red Tail P-51C Mustang will honor one of the United States’ most historic military squadrons. The fighter is an authentic and fully-restored operational World War II fighter that serves to educate young and old alike about the history of the Tuskegee Airmen. The aircraft saw service stateside as a trainer in 1945 and saw restoration to flying condition in 2001.
Continuing to honor history, Tora Tora Tora returns to McConnell after performing in the previous airshow. The team performs low fly-bys utilizing Japanese aircraft from World War II paired with pyrotechnics to show how the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941, changed the course of U.S. history.
These performances are only a few of what the weekend has in store. More info about the airshow can be found at www.frontiersinflight.com.