By Space Coast Daily // October 2, 2014
U.S. AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS TO APPEAR
ABOVE VIDEO: Supporting the Thunderbirds at the Air & Space Show is a full afternoon lineup of some of the nation’s best warbird demos, high-energy aerobatic demos, and unique air show performers.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne’s aerospace industry is booming and so is its Air & Space Show as his year’s event is set to soar featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds on Oct. 4-5 at the Melbourne International Airport.
Sponsored by Northrop Grumman Corporation, the 2014 show will feature the Northrop Grumman-built E-2C Hawkeye, RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system, and nearly 30 other aircraft as part of the newest facet of the event, a 750,000 sq. ft. static aircraft display ramp.
The Air & Space Show’s new home at Melbourne International Airport will allow for the first time to have static aircraft on display together with simulators, exhibits, a “Kids’ Zone” and many more family-friendly activities.
“We are thrilled to have Melbourne as the new home of the annual Air & Space Show,” said Bryan Lilley, Chairman of the National Air, Sea & Space Foundation. “The Melbourne International Airport site allows us to offer the public a bigger and better show, in the air and now on the ground, than has ever been offered before.”
Supporting the Thunderbirds is a full afternoon lineup of some of the nation’s best warbird demos, high-energy aerobatic demos, and unique air show performers.
ABOVE VIDEO: The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds do a practice run on Thursday at the Melbourne International Airport in preparation for their performance this weekend during the Air & Space Show. (Paul Lepinskie video)