Saturday, February 22, 2014

Travis Air Force Base announces air show lineup

Travis Air Force Base has released its list of initial performers and static aircraft participating in the installation’s upcoming airshow scheduled for May 3 and 4. 

 Headlined by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team, the two-day event will also play host to multiple civilian performers to include Commemorative Air Forces Warbirds, Bill Cornick, Spencer Suderman and Eddie Andreini.

Furthermore, static aircraft on display will include a T-6 Texan II, T-38 Talon, F-15E Strike Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, RC-135, B-52 Stratofortress, MQ-1 Predator, A-10 Thunderbolt II, C-17 Globemaster III, C-5 Galaxy, KC-10 Extender, P-51 Mustang, AT-6 Spiral and PT-19.

“A lot of people don’t get the chance to come on base and witness the mission,” said Maj. William Kerr, the 2014 Travis Open House deputy director. “This gives them the opportunity to come out, touch an airplane and talk with aircrew members. We want to provide the community with the experience of a lifetime.”

In addition to confirmed performances, base Open House officials also released the airshow’s event schedule. For both May 3 and 4, gates to the free event are slated to open at 9:30 a.m. with performances running between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The base has also issued a promotional video on the Thunderbirds that can be viewed at:


United States Air Force Thunderbirds rehearse at Travis Air Force Base while preparing for their 2011 air show. (Daily Republic file 2011)