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JON MELBY & HIS MUSCLE PITTS S-1-11B BI-PLANE

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The aircraft I fly is the awesome looking Black and Yellow factory built Pitts Muscle Bi-Plane.  The Pitts S-1-11B! Imagine sitting in a Formula One race car that has wings. Pretty much, that is how I can describe my plane. I really like having horse power at my fingertips. My airplane has that, plus it…

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Robosaurus shoots out fire for the crowd as it crushes a car at Airfest 2012, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., May 20, 2012. Airfest 2012 features military and civilian aerial and ground demonstrations during a two-day air show.
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Robosaurus

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Brace yourself to meet the ferocious spectacle that is Robosaurus: the 30-ton, fire-breathing, transforming T-Rex that eats cars and planes for an afternoon snack. Robosaurus travels the country in the guise of a semi-truck, but when he gets ready for action, he transforms into a 40-foot tall metal dinosaur with power that dwarfs even his…

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A C-17A Globemaster, from the 729th Airlift Squadron, approaches a KC-135R Stratotanker, from the 336th Air Refueling Squadron, Wednesday May 20, 2009 over the Pacific Ocean during an aerial refueling training mission. Both aircraft are out of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing at March Air Reserve Base, California. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt Rick Sforza. RELEASED
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C-17 Globemaster III

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Mission The C-17 Globemaster III is the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. The aircraft can perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions and…

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KC-135 Stratotanker

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Mission The KC-135 Stratotanker provides the core aerial refueling capability for the United States Air Force and has excelled in this role for more than 50 years. This unique asset enhances the Air Force’s capability to accomplish its primary mission of global reach. It also provides aerial refueling support to Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps…

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MATT CHAPMAN & THE EMBRY – RIDDLE EXTRA 330LX

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The Extra 330LX is a two-seat, tandem arrangement, low-wing aerobatic monoplane with conventional (tail dragger) landing gear, offering exceptional aerobatic performance. It has a wingspan of 26.3 ft., is 22.8 ft. long and 8.6 ft. high. Chapman is recognized as an extraordinary aerobatic pilot who thrills millions of airshow fans each summer. He began flying…

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KENT PIETSCH & THE JELLY BELLY AIRPLANE

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Air Show spectators around the world have been treated to the unique variety of acts performed by veteran pilot and consummate entertainer Kent Pietsch and his Jelly Belly airplanes. His shows, which include specialty acts designed to thrill audiences of all ages, showcase aerobatic stunts featuring airplanes that lose parts, engines that quit in mid-flight,…

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U.S. NAVY F-18 HORNET AIR DEMONSTRATION VFA-122 LEGACY FLIGHT

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Air shows are the best place to see a VFA-122 Super Hornet, from Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, in action. The Tactical Demonstration, or “Tac Demo” team flies the single-seat F/A-18E and two-seat F/A-18F as close to the “edge of the envelope” as safety and prudence allow. The routine highlights the Rhino’s maneuverability and slow-speed…

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War Dog displays aerial maneuvers at 2015 MCAS Miramar Air Show
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John Collver & his AT-6 Texan “War Dog”

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John Collver has an aviation career spanning more than three decades and over 14,000 hours of flight time in over 50 types of aircraft.  His career includes time in the Goodyear Blimp, flying for television, as well as teaching and competing in the aerobatic arena.  In addition, John formally flew for the Northrop/Grumman corporation supporting…

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BILL BRAAK SMOKE ‘N’ THUNDER JETCAR RACES MICHAEL WISKUS LUCAS OIL PITTS

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One of the most riveting events at an air show is the moment Smoke-N-Thunder JetCar takes on a plane in a race to the finish line. Who is the fastest, by land or air? Accelerating from zero to almost 400 mph in just nine seconds, Smoke-n-Thunder JetCar is the fastest JetCar in the air show…

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News Briefs 04/08/2016

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COMMISSARY CASE LOT SALE MAY 5-8 Your March ARB commissary will have their May 2016 Case lot sale May 5-8. They will have savings of up to 60% on cases of your favorite products. Come out and take advantage of your benefit and save big with great prices on paper products, detergents, cereal, pet food…

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