U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds To Headline Melbourne Air & Space Show April 1-2

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ABOVE VIDEO: The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will return to headline the 2017 Melbourne Air & Space Show, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, which will take place April 1-2 at Orlando Melbourne International Airport.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will return to headline the 2017 Melbourne Air & Space Show, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, which will take place April 1-2 at Orlando Melbourne International Airport.

The Thunderbirds flight demonstration team includes six pilots, flying patriotic red, white and blue F-16s that fly in formation and perform aerial maneuvers sometimes just inches apart. They fly 40 maneuvers during their demonstration which showcase their skill and dedication.

Bryan Lilley

Bryan Lilley

“We are thrilled to have the Thunderbirds back in Melbourne,” said Bryan Lilley, chairman of the National Air, Sea and Space Foundation who hosts the show.

“2017 will be the fourth year in a row that a major jet demonstration team is headlining the event.”

There will be demonstrations of the USN F-18F Super Hornet and the Harrier Jump Jet plus the USAF will show off the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. A variety of civilian acts will perform including the GEICO Skytypers, Mike Wiskus in the Lucas Oil Pitts and Kent Pietsch will be back to land his airplane on a moving RV! The 17 acre aircraft display ramp will feature a wide variety of military and civilian aircraft on static display.

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For more information on the 2017 Melbourne Air & Space Show or to purchase tickets, visit www.airandspaceshow.com.

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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will return to headline the 2017 Melbourne Air & Space Show, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, which will take place April 1-2 at Orlando Melbourne International Airport.


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