Thunderbirds Highlight 2013 Tico Warbird Airshow

By  //  January 7, 2013

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Event Set For March In Titusville

Since their formation in 1953, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have performed before 390 million people. (Image courtesy of U.S. Air Force)

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – The Valiant Air Command has announced that the United States Air Force Thunderbirds will perform at the 2013 Tico Warbird Airshow in March.

The 36th annual three-day airshow will run from March 22 to 24 and will be dedicated to the famous B-17 Flying Fortress and the 70th anniversary of the “Memphis Belle” reaching 25 missions.

The U.S Air Force Thunderbirds are headquartered at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada and will perform at the 2013 Tico Warbird Airshow in Titusville in March. (Image courtesy of U.S. Air Force)

This will be the first time that the Thunderbirds will be performing at the Tico Warbird Airshow.

The Thunderbirds are the air demonstration squadron of the U.S Air Force and perform aerobatic formation and solo flying in specially marked F-16 aircraft.

Along with the Thunderbirds, some 75 to 80 vintage aircraft will be on display and flying in the show, such as the P-40 Warhawk, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang, F-8 Crusader, Grumman Wildcat, Avenger, F-4U Corsair, B-17, B-25s and many more.

In addition, mock reinactments of World War II battles will be featured at then airshow, as well as vendors, exhibits and displays.

There will be opportunities for the public to ride in a vintage C-47 aircraft that actually flew in the Normandy invasion during World War II. There also will be helicopter and bi-plane rides offered.

Along with family entertainment, there will be an antique automobile show, lots to see, warbird photography available, combat pilots to talk to and vendors to visit.

Gates open daily at 8:30 a.m. with the airshow itself starting each day at 1 p.m.

There will be entertainment, an antique automobile show, lots to see, warbirds to photograph, combat pilots to talk to, vendors to visit and mock battles to watch.

Advance tickets are on sale at www.vacwarbirds.org or at the Warbird Museum at 6600 Tico Road in Titusville.

For more information, call 321-268-1941 or send an e-mail to vacwarbirds@bellsouth.net.

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