What you'll see in the air - and on the ground at the 2012 D-M open house

2012-04-09T12:02:00Z 2014-07-01T10:41:08Z What you'll see in the air - and on the ground at the 2012 D-M open houseKori Rumore / Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 09, 2012 12:02 pm  • 

The performers and static, or stationary, aircraft listed here are subject to change:

IN THE SKIES

No flying schedule will be posted, so the following demonstrations are listed alphabetically:

• 563rd Rescue Group pararescueman demonstration

• Combat search-and-rescue demonstration

• Customs and Border Patrol demonstration

• Dan Buchanan hang-glider performance

• Desert Rats warbird CJ-6

• F-16 alert launch

• Jeff Boerboon, flying the Extra Aircraft 330SC

• Joe "Rifle" Shetterly, flying the RV-8 aerobatic aircraft

• Marcus Paine

• Matt Champman, flying the Embry-Riddle Eagle 580

• Radio-controlled aircraft demonstration

• Red Bull aerobatic teams

• Rocketbilly Racing

• T-33 "Ace Maker" demonstration

• Tombstone Riders, Wild West wingwalking demonstration

• U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue

• U.S. Air Force heritage flight with an A-10 Thunderbolt II and a P-51 Mustang

• U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

• U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey demonstration

Ground display

A variety of aircraft will be visible in the air and on the ground.

Attack aircraft

• A-10 Thunderbolt II

• TA-4 Skyhawk

Bombers

• B-52 Stratofortress

Cargo transport

• C-5 Galaxy

• C-21

• C-45 Expeditor

• C-47 Skytrain

• C-130J Super Hercules

Electronic reconnaisance

• E-8C Joint Stars

• EC-130H Compass Call

• RC-135

Fighters

• F-16 Fighting Falcon

• F-18 Hornet

• F-22 Raptor

• F-106 Delta Dart

• P-51 Mustang

Helicopters

• AH-64 Apache

• CH-53E Super Stallion

• HH-60G Pave Hawk

• UH-1N Iroquois

Trainers

• L-29 Delfin

• T-1 Jayhawk

• T-6 Texan

• T-28 Trojan

• T-29

• T-34 Mentor

• T-38 Talon

Others

• HU-16 Albatross

• MC-12

• MiG-17F

• NASA Super Guppy

• Nanchang CJ-6

• O-2A Skymaster

• Royal Air Force Tornado

• TBM-3E Avenger

• YAL-1 Airborne Laser

If you go

Thunder and Lightning over Arizona Davis-Monthan Air Force Base 2012 Open House

When: April 14 and 15. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. Flying demonstrations start around 11 a.m. and end around 4:30 p.m.

Where: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Parking: Enter through the Craycroft gate or Swan gate off East Golf Links Road. Last entry is at 2 p.m. Handicap parking available at Craycroft gate only. There is no shuttle service or off-site parking for this year's open house. Plan to walk a long distance from the parking lot to the display areas.

Cost: Admission is free, but canned food donations for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona will be accepted.

More information: www.dm.af.mil/library/ d-mthunderandlightning.asp or www.facebook.com/DMThunderandLightningOverArizona

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