VIDEO: Valiant Air Command’s 2018 Space Coast Warbird Air Show Set April 6-8 in Titusville
By Space Coast Daily // April 5, 2018
Pearl Harbor Attack Reenactment • Two shows Friday
ABOVE VIDEO: The Valiant Air Command’s 2018 Space Coast Warbird Airshow — now in its 41st year — is happening April 6 – 8 at the Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville.
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA– Every year for the past 41 years, the Valiant Air Command, Inc. has hosted the “TICO Warbird AirShow” at the Space Coast Regional Airport.
This year, while the name has changed, it is still the same wonderful AirShow experience that fans have come to expect.
The TICO Warbird AirShow is famous for it’s busy and fast-paced flying program with a mix of historic warbirds, modern jets, and aerobatic teams.
The 2018 AirShow will feature an afternoon/evening show on Friday, followed by two full days of flying on Saturday and Sunday.
Aside from the great action in the air, the on-ground airplane display will be amazing. In addition to VAC’s collection of 40 plus warbirds, pilots and warbird collectors come from far and wide to show off their aircraft at the TICO Warbird AirShow.
Fans can even ride. From a D-Day veteran C47 to an AH1 Cobra Attack Helicopter there will be a lot of aircraft you can ride before and after the daily flying program.
This year’s headline performers are the TORA-TORA-TORA team who will provide an air reenactment of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor with their replica Japanese bombers.
There will be fireworks following two shows on Friday, which includes the very majestic and beautiful sunset flying performances.
ABOVE VIDEO: The 2018 AirShow will feature an afternoon/evening show on Friday, followed by two full days of flying on Saturday and Sunday.
You will also be able to meet distinguished veterans such as Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole (USAF Ret.), Lt. Col. Norvin “Bud” Evans (USAF Ret.) and Maj. Joseph H. Reus (USAF Ret.).
Cole is the last surviving member of the historic 1942 Doolittle Tokyo Raid and flew as then Lt. Colonel Jimmy Doolittle’s co-pilot aboard the lead B-25 Mitchell.
Lt. Col “Bud” Evans served with the famed 1st Fighter Group, the first jet-equipped squadron over Korea flying the Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star and Reus served with the legendary 8th Air Force as a navigator aboard the Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Big Joe” part of the 445th Bomb, 703rd Bomb Squadron and manage to survive not one, but two B-24 crashes while participating in the Allied Bombing campaign over Europe.
Click here for more information and tickets to the event.
• WHO: Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum
• WHAT: Space Coast Warbird AirShow 2018, Formerly Known as the TICO Warbird AirShow
• WHERE: The Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville
• WHEN: April 6, 7, 8 2018 Gates open at Noon on Friday and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday
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