Valiant Air Command Warbird Airshow Opens Today
By Space Coast Daily // March 14, 2014
Warbird Airshow Honors Tuskegee Airmen
ABOVE VIDEO: On July 19, 1941, the U.S. Army Air Corps began training black pilots. The 926 members of the Tuskegee Airmen (comprised initially of the 99th Pursuit Squadron and later the 332nd Fighter Group) were trained for combat in World War II at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Known for their red-tailed P-51 Mustang fighters, the Tuskegee Airmen never lost an escorted plane to the enemy during the course of World War II, during which they carried out hundreds of escort missions.
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – The Valiant Air Command will host the 37th Annual TICO Warbird Airshow on Friday, March 14; Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16, 2014.
This year’s program will be a special tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen and the missions they flew in their Red Tail P-51 Mustangs protecting U.S. bombers in Europe during WW II.
Loaded with entertainment for the whole family, each day’s activities will include a three-hour aerial performance by over 40 aircraft from WW I, WW II, Korean and Vietnam flying formations and demonstrations of parachute jumps and simulated dog fights.
Additionally, military and civilian aircraft will be on display and military re-enactors and firepower will be demonstrated.
Flight simulators, airplane and helicopter rides will be available. Other entertainment will include a car display, a midway with rides, an autograph tent and more.
Gates open at 8:30 a.m. each day. Advanced admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 8 years of age. Tickets will be an additional $5 at the gate.
Some activities require special tickets. For more information on activities, times they are scheduled and to purchase tickets online, please visit VACwarbirds.org or call 321-268-1941.
ABOVE MAP: The TICO Warbird Airshow will be held at the Space Coast Regional Airport, 6600 Tico Road, Titusville 32780. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. each day. The Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum is a 501(c) 3 Educational Museum, non-profit, dedicated to the preservation of aviation history for future generations.