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March 25, 2016
 

Team Edwards represented at L.A. County Air Show

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Kenji Thuloweit
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Spectators watch as a B-52 bomber from the 419th Flight Test Squadron flies by during the L.A. County Air Show March 20.

The Los Angeles County Air Show Board of Directors said March 23 that the third annual Los Angeles County Air Show had its largest attendance yet with 137,000 spectators over the two-day event at General William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster March 19-20.

Kelvin Verrett, 412th Test Engineering Group, shows a young spectator the group’s traveling F-22 simulator during the L.A. County Air Show March 20. The air show had a large science, technology, engineering and math area to promote STEM programs throughout the local area.

Proceeds from the event will fund several scholarships to regional youth and provide money for the 2017 Air Show said the release.

Danny Bazzell, former Edwards AFB Civilian Military Support Group president and volunteer, mans the Air Force Flight Test Museum booth at the L.A. County Air Show in Lancaster March 20.

Team Edwards made its presence felt with a flyover on Saturday by an F-16 from the 416th Flight Test Squadron, and on Sunday with a pass of a B-52 Stratofortress from the 419th Flight Test Squadron.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels were the marquee performers at this year’s L.A. County Air Show. The Navy’s flight demonstration squadron exhibited tight formation flying, high speed passes and climbs.

The base also had a few booths set up to promote the Air Force Flight Test Museum and to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Next year’s air show is scheduled for March 25-26 with the main performance to be conducted by the U.S Air Force Thunderbirds.

Air Force photograph by Melissa Buchanan




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