TICO Warbird Airshow Features U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
By Space Coast Daily // March 13, 2015
A Special Salute to all Vietnam Veterans
ABOVE VIDEO: Parachuting, dogfights and amazing aerial feats will thrill you at the 38th Annual TICO Warbird Airshow coming March 13-15 to the Space Coast Regional Airport.
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Parachuting, dogfights and amazing aerial feats will thrill you at the 38th Annual TICO Warbird Airshow coming March 13-15 to the Space Coast Regional Airport.
This annual three-day event highlights military aviation and features some of the most famous trainer, transport, fighter and bomber aircraft that flew in combat around the world.
This year the event’s highlight will be the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds who will perform all three days.
The Warbird Airshow will also feature “Remembering Vietnam,” WWII veteran and Doolittle Raider Lt. Col. Dick Cole, and Vietnam veteran and DAV National Commander Ron Hope.
ABOVE VIDEO: Lt. Col. Richard Cole, 98, who was Gen. Jimmy Doolittle’s co-pilot on the 1942 bombing raid on Tokyo that boosted American morale after Pearl Harbor and other setbacks, talks about the mission in an interview with Stars and Stripes on May 26, 2014. The Warbird Airshow will feature an appearance by Lt. Cole, along with Vietnam veteran and DAV National Commander Ron Hope.
In addition to the daily three hour aerial performance, this family-friendly event encompasses military and civilian aircraft static displays, military re-enactors and firepower demonstrations, flight simulators, public airplane and helicopter rides.
The Valiant Air Command was started by a group of 12 individuals in 1977. It all began with a few member-owned surplus military aircraft.
Now the TICO Warbird Airshow boasts more than 40 aircraft each year. They’ve added in pyrotechnics, fireworks and ground events such as car displays, a kid’s carnival, live music and souvenir vendors.
The flightline opens to spectators every day at 8:30 a.m.
Tickets may be purchased online at VACWarbirds.net. Prices are $18 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 through 12. Ticket price include free parking and access to the Warbird Alley Flight Line.