40th Annual TICO Warbird Airshow Set This Weekend At Space Coast Regional Airport

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hosted by the Valiant Air Command

Magnificent machines will fly through the air with the greatest of ease during this weekend’s TICO Warbird Airshow. The old girls, such as the C-47 D-Day veteran, the Tico Belle, have been spruced up for this very special weekend. (Jerry Sonnenberg image)

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Magnificent machines will fly through the air with the greatest of ease during this weekend’s TICO Warbird Airshow.

This year is the 40th annual iteration of this celebration of fighting aircraft, hosted by the Valiant Air Command at Space Coast Regional Airport.

The old girls, such as the C-47 D-Day veteran, the Tico Belle, have been spruced up for this very special weekend, which also includes appearances by those Ambassadors in Blue, the United States Air Force Thunderbird Demonstration Squadron, who are in a year-long celebration of the 70th anniversary of the launch of the United States Air Force.

The T-28 Trojan, the B-25 Killer B, the SNJ, the bright yellow PT-17 Stearman biplane, the Fokker and Sopwith Camel of Snoopy and the Red Baron fame, the O-1 Birddog, F4U Corsair, the Quicksilver P-51, the O-2 Skymaster and the F-86 Skyblazers are just some of the flying machines that will take to the skies for the enjoyment of the thousands expected to attend this year’s airshow, scheduled Friday through Sunday, March 10 to 12.

Aerobatics, modern jets, warbirds: you want them, you got ‘em at the show. The Friday twilight flight even includes fireworks and pyrotechnics.

Those Ambassadors in Blue, the United States Air Force Thunderbird Demonstration Squadron, are in a year-long celebration of the 70th anniversary of the launch of the United States Air Force.

On land, Precision Exotics’ Ferrari F430 and Lamborghini Gallardo not only will race each other down the road, but also pit their muscle against an airplane. At 1 p.m. on Friday, a group of well-heeled owners of exotic cars will try to see if their cars can outrun a Cobra helicopter.

The airshow also includes a static display of warbirds from the museum and private collections, ground reenactor demonstrations, flight simulators, antique car displays, a children’s area, food and merchandise vendors. Vintage planes and helicopters that will be take passengers on a flight back into history.

Gates open at noon on Friday, March 10, and at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 12.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children. An additional $10 option reserves a show line chair. Guests have unlimited in and out access to this section and a specific chair assigned.

For $25 more than the cost of general admission, the Beer Garden upgrade, includes admission to a reserved spectator area for show line viewing, plus two beers or wine and light snacks.

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At the top of the ticket line is the Executive Club, priced at $60 above general admission and offering in-and-out privileges to the club’s chalet on the air show front line, with tented and open-air fenced seating and the best viewing spot, plus upgraded restroom facilities, water, soda, snacks, two glasses of beer or wine and a spread of food from Delicious in Your Mouth catering service in Titusville.

Guests can also use the free shuttle to and from the chalet all day.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit ValiantAirCommand.com

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This year is the 40th annual iteration of this celebration of fighting aircraft, hosted by the Valiant Air Command at Space Coast Regional Airport.


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