Melbourne Air & Space Show HQ: LAST DAY – Spectators and Performers Shoot To Go Out In Style
By Space Coast Daily // April 3, 2016
Air & Space Show Runs from April 1-3
ABOVE VIDEO: An awesome video shot onboard the Home Wrecker Jet Truck last night at Friday Night Flight as it streaked down the runway at over 200 mph.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The air show schedule of performers is the most unique in the history of the Melbourne Air & Space Show as the Year of International Flight soars into Melbourne International Airport from around the world on April 1-3.
On Sunday, gates open at 9 a.m. while the clubhouse opens at 10 a.m.
From the France based Breitling Jet Team to the Royal Air Force Vampire, to our own U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper this will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see aircraft and teams from around the world perform together right here in the USA.
The 17 acre aircraft display ramp will feature some of our military’s most unique aircraft that keep our nation safe and secure including the prototype of the Stealth X-47B UCAS, U.S. Navy E-2D Hawkeye and a USAF Reserve C-130J Hurricane Hunter.
ABOVE VIDEO: The Breitling Jet Team will kickoff their 2016 American Tour at the Melbourne Air and Space Show sponsored by Northrop Grumman, April 1-3, 2016 at the Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida.
Breitling Jet Team
The Breitling Jet Team will kickoff their 2016 American Tour at the Melbourne Air and Space Show sponsored by Northrop Grumman, April 1-3, 2016 at the Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida.
The Breitling Jet Team, based in Dijon, France, will perform at 16 air shows in the United States for their 2016 American Tour.
The seven aircraft team features some of the best retired European military pilots in the World. Unlike North American Teams that typically hold the same formation during each pass, their performance is more like an aerial symphony, transitioning between formations during several passes.
The finale maneuver of the team is an amazing seven ship flare launch break.
Aerobatic flight is a dazzling sight and one of the world’s most demanding disciplines.
It takes a concentrated blend of technique, mastery and style. Jet team aerobatics take it to an entirely different level with high speeds and close formations adding to the challenge of aerobatic flight. In order to share its passion for aerobatics, Breitling has created the Breitling Jet Team, the world’s largest professional civilian jet team.
With its fast and powerful aircraft piloted by flying aces, this unique aerobatics team illustrates the brand’s cherished values: performance, precision, sophistication and innovation.
Each appearance of the Breitling Jet Team is a breathtaking vision, The seven pilots of the Breitling Jet Team have logged over 50,000 combined flight hours in over 150 different aircraft.
They fly custom modified L-39 jets in a meticulously coordinated ballet where they sometimes fly within 10 feet of each other, at speeds of over 400 miles per hour.
Their performance is a rapid-fire succession of maneuvers that are perfectly calculated, mastered, synchronized and fine-tuned down to the smallest detail, exactly like a Breitling chronometer movement.
GETTING TO THE SHOW
The show site for the Air & Space Show is located on the NORTH SIDE of the airfield, the opposite side from the passenger terminal. Access to the roads between NASA Blvd and the Airport perimeter fence on the South side of the airport will be restricted for security reasons.
Heavy traffic is expected and it is important to follow the directions below for getting to the air show. These directions will lead you to air show parking lots that are within walking distance or have complimentary shuttle service included to the main gate. Note that all parking lots have handicapped parking available with handicapped shuttle service in very close proximity.
From the West via I-95 take the Eau Galle Blvd Exit and go east on Eau Galle Blvd. Bear right on Sarno Road, turn right on Apollo Blvd then follow signs for Air & Space Show parking.
From the South via US 1 & Route 192 go West on Strawbridge Avenue and right on Airport Blvd then follow signs for Air & Space Show parking.
From the North via US 1 & Route 518 take US 1 South, make a right on Sarno Blvd then a left on Apollo Blvd then follow signs for Air & Space Show parking.
Your can purchase pre-paid parking online in advance for $15.00 and save 25% off the day-of-event price of $20.00. Pre-paid parking is valid for any official air show parking lot. Flight Line Club VIP tickets include complimentary parking in the ‘Red Lot’ located on General Aviation Drive near the entrance to the Show.
The interactive Google Map below provides detailed information on directions to parking, main entrance location and restricted areas. Click on the upper right icon to bring the map full screen and display more information and get directions to the event.
You can take Space Coast Area Transit to the Air & Space Show on Saturday Only! Stops 3 & 4 on Melbourne Route 24 both stop near the event on Apollo Blvd. You can transfer directly to Route 24 from the Downtown Melbourne (21), Palm Bay Connector (25), South Beach (26) and North Melbourne (28) routes.
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