Organizers of the Owensboro Airshow on Friday announced the airshow's performance lineup.
The airshow lineup will feature the University of Southern Utah – Chuck Aaron academy helicopter aerobatics demo, an L-39 jet, the Special Operations Command Parachute Demo Team, a WWI-era Curtiss Jenny biplane, the Lucas Oil Air Shows Michael Wiskus, Kevin Coleman, and Redline Air Shows, as well as T-6, T-38, and C-17 military aircrafts scheduled to participate.
Also returning to the air show will be a B-25 Mitchell Bomber made famous as the aircraft flown by the Doolittle Raiders in WWII. The B-25 will be flying during air show weekend in addition to offering paid rides throughout the weekend.
The Army Aviation Heritage Sky Soldiers will be bringing their AH-1 Cobra and UH-1 Huey helicopters back to the show this year as well. The Sky Soldiers have been part of the annual air show weekend several times previously with hundreds of people throughout the weekend taking advantage of the unique opportunity to ride on one of these iconic military helicopters.
“This will be the biggest air show we have ever had in Owensboro, and we are excited to showcase an amazing lineup of performers and aircraft to everyone this year," said Public Events Director Tim Ross.
"In addition to the US Navy Blue Angels headlining the show again this year, we have Fat Albert with their team scheduled to fly this year and the US Air Force Viper Demo team joining them to showcase the amazing F-16 Fighting Falcon," Ross continued.
Ross says the airshow will include civilian aerobatics, warbirds, military aircraft, and an unbelievable helicopter demo from Chuch Aaron, who is known as a legend in the world of aviation for flying aerobatics in a helicopter.
The 2021 Owensboro Airshow will be held on Friday, Aug. 13, through Sunday, Aug 15.
On Friday, airshow activities will take place at the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport. On Saturday and Sunday, they'll be held in downtown Owensboro.
For more information and to see a list of performers confirmed to date, visit owensboroairshow.com.