Space Coast Warbird AirShow offers three days of fun


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Vintage warbirds perform amazing aerial feats at the Space Coast Warbird AirShow.

SENIOR LIFE Courtesy of the Valiant Air Command

 

The skies above Titusville will soon come alive with the sights and sounds of vintage aircraft. That will happen when the 41st Space Coast Warbird AirShow takes off for three days of family-oriented activities, including a carnival area for children.

The show takes place Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8 at Space Coast Regional Airport at 355 Golden Knights Blvd. with access to the show and parking area off Golden Knights Blvd. or Grissom Parkway.

Gates open at noon Friday.

“That day’s afternoon and evening shows conclude with an enormous fireworks display,” said Norman Daniels, commander of Valiant Air Command.

Gates open at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. A vendors will be there.

Come ready for all-day fun on the grounds and lots of demonstration teams, complete with air-to air “combat” and amazing aerial feats.

“Each day, a Tora! Tora! Tora! show will feature a flying display of events that led the United States of America to enter World War II,” Daniels said. “The air show includes vintage warbirds, a parachute team, simulated bombings, military reenactments and lots of fire, smoke and noise.”

More than 40 aircraft will be at the show, some on display only. Twenty flying aircraft and aircraft teams will be part of the action.

“One special World War II aircraft appearing at the show will be the famous Memphis Belle B-17,” Daniels said.

The restored aircraft inspired two movies, a 1944 documentary film, “Memphis Belle: The Story of a Flying Fortress” and a 1990 British-American war drama, “Memphis Belle.”

Other featured aircraft include a MIG-17 fighter aircraft, a B-25 twin-engine bomber and a Boeing C-17 military transport, which attendees will have the opportunity to tour.

“Additionally, there will be vintage aircraft as well as helicopters selling rides,” Daniels said.

The cost of the rides varies, depending on aircraft.

Advance show tickets for the air show are $20. At the gate, tickets are $25. Tickets for children 5 to 12 are $5. Children younger than 5 can attend for free. Proceeds support the Warbird Air Museum. 

For information, call 321-268-1941. For online tickets, go to valiantaircommand.com/airshow.