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Close Airman Support watches out for Airmen

Davis-Monthan’s Airmen are known to be strong, resilient and hard-charging. Time and time again the base has proven to be one of the best and has never backed down from the high end fight.

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A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team

The A-10 Thunderbolt II is the Air Force’s premier close-air support aircraft, providing invaluable protection to troops on the ground.  The Air Combat Command A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team, stationed at of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, brings the aircraft to air shows around the country to showcase the unique combat capabilities of the A-10 “Warthog.”…

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F-22 Raptor

The F-22 Raptor defines air dominance. The 5th Generation F-22’s unique combination of stealth, speed, agility, and situational awareness, combined with lethal long-range air-to-air, and air-to-ground weaponry, makes it the best air dominance fighter in the world. The F-22’s ability to collect and share tactical information with friendly assets enables U.S. and allied forces to…

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Desert Lightning Team Combat Search & Rescue Demo

This year’s Thunder & Lightning Over Arizona Air Show will feature a realistic demonstration of the aircraft and techniques used in a CSAR exercise. It’s gonna be loud and explosive! Highlights from this exciting demonstration include: • The demonstration begins with two pararescuemen jumping from a HC-130J Combat King to simulate downed airmen. • A…

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C-17 Globemaster III Demo

The U.S. Air Force will perform a demonstration of the massive C-17 Globemaster III. It is a large military transport aircraft developed from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas and commonly performs tactical and strategic airlift missions, transporting troops and cargo throughout the world. Additional roles include medical evacuation and airdrop duties….


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F-35A Lightning II performs in Heritage Flight

Posted  March 15, 2019

The F-35A Lightning II is fifth-generation and the newest fighter aircraft in the fleet. The F-35 will perform Saturday only, along with classic military aircraft, as part of the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight. The F-35 combines 5th Generation fighter aircraft characteristics — advanced stealth, integrated avionics, sensor fusion and superior logistics support — with…

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Kirby Chambliss

Posted  March 15, 2019

Kirby Chambliss is one of the most outstanding pilots ever to fly an air show and in the Red Bull Air Races. He boasts two World Titles and 10 race victories, which puts him third on the all-time wins list. The American with the never-say-die spirit has been a leading force in the sport throughout…

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Red Bull Skydive Team

Posted  March 15, 2019

The Red Bull Skydive Team constantly pushes the realms of possibility for its spectacular wingsuit and skydiving projects. The wingsuit flyers can reach speeds well over 100 mph while hovering within feet of each other. The team is known for their experimental jumps in which they accomplish stunts that no other group has ever done…

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Red Bull Helicopter

Posted  March 15, 2019

For years, there was only one pilot in the world licensed by the FAA to perform aerobatics in a helicopter. That pilot, Chuck Aaron, thrilled air show audiences around the world with his feats in the MBB-BO 105 until he retired from flying air shows in 2015. That’s when Aaron Fitzgerald stepped up to fly…

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Vicky Benzing

Posted  March 15, 2019

Vicky’s beautiful Stearman was manufactured in 1940 by the Boeing Aircraft Company for use as a military trainer in WWII. In 1990, the airplane was taken out of storage and restored by Stadel Aircraft based in Yuba City, California. It was converted back to a standard acrobatic category aircraft. Vicky purchased the airplane in 1998…

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