2019 US Navy Legacy Flight Schedule Released

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The Navy Legacy Flight Foundation has released a schedule of their shows for 2019. However, not every show will include a Hornet or Super Hornet demo team aircraft in the flight. As we have previously discussed, the Legacy Flight program is being expanded this year to include E/A-18G Growlers, T-45 Goshawks, and T-6B Texan IIs aircraft flying with a similarly increased variety of civilian-owned warbirds.

Legacy Flights used to be fairly common, but ended in the sequestration budget cuts of 2013. They returned in a limited capacity in 2018, but only at a few shows since the Super Hornet demonstration teams had to cut their schedule way back. With the 2019 schedule for the Super Hornet demonstrations not looking much better, it’s great news that they Navy decided to expand the Legacy Flight program to other non-demo team units. This also adds a lot of variety for fans to see.

2019 Performance Schedule – US Navy Legacy Flights

March 15-17th: Space Coast Warbird Airshow – Titusville, FL
March 30-31st: NAS Key West Southernmost Air Spectacular – Key West, FL
March 30-31st: Melbourne Air and Space Show – Melbourne, FL

April 2-7th: SUN ‘n FUN Int’l Fly-In Expo – Lakeland, FL
April 6-7th: Heart of Texas Airshow – Waco, TX

May 3-5th: Central Texas Air Show – Temple, TX (T-45 Goshawk and F4F Wildcat)
May 10-12th: Chennault International Airshow – Lake Charles, LA (T-6B Texan II and SB2C Helldiver)
May 18-19th: Hangar 24 Air Fest – Redlands, CA (F/A-18 Super Hornet and FJ-4 Fury)
May 25-26th: Miami Beach Air and Sea Show – Miami, FL (T-6B Texan II and AD-4 Skyraider)

June 1-2nd: Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show – Offutt AFB, Bellevue, NE (T-6B Texan II and T-2 Buckeye)
June 15-16th: Wings over Northern Michigan – Gaylord, MI (E/A-18G Growler and A-4 Skyhawk)
June 22nd-23rd: Dayton Air Show – Dayton, OH (F/A-18 Super Hornet and A-4 Skyhawk)
June 29-30th: National Cherry Festival Airshow – Traverse City MI (F/A-18 Super Hornet and F8F Bearcat)
June 29-30th: Quad City Air Show – Davenport, IA (T-45 Goshawk and F4U Corsair)

July 4th: Tacoma Freedom Fair and Air Show – Tacoma, WA (E/A-18G Growler and AD-4 Skyraider)
July 6-7th: Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels – Gig Harbor, WA (F/A-18 Super Hornet and AD-4 Skyraider)
July 13-14th: Toledo Air Show – Toledo, OH (F/A-18 Super Hornet and F4U Corsair)
July 22-28th: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh – Oshkosh, WI (E/A-18G Growler, T-45 Goshawk, T-6B Texan II, and various warbirds)

August 9-11th: Abbotsford International Airshow – Abbotsford, Canada (F/A-18 Super Hornet and AD-4 Skyraider)
August 17-18th: Sioux Falls Air and Space Expo – Sioux Falls, SD (F/A-18 Super Hornet and FJ-4 Fury)
August 24-25th: Rochester International Airshow – Rochester, NY (T-6B Texan II and F4U Corsair)
August 31st- September 2nd: Cleveland National Airshow – Cleveland, OH (F/A-18 Super Hornet and F4U Corsair)

September 7th: Northern Illinois Airshow – Waukegan, IL (T-45 Goshawk and T-2 Buckeye)
September 12-15th: Reno Air Races, – Reno, NV (F/A-18 Super Hornet and FJ-4 Fury)
September 21-22nd: NAS Oceana Airshow – Virginia Beach, VA (F/A-18 Super Hornet and F4U Corsair)

October 4-6th: The Great Pacific Airshow – Huntington Beach, CA (F/A-18 Super Hornet and F8F Bearcat)
October 12-13th: Atlanta Airshow – Hampton, GA (T-45 Goshawk and F4U Corsair)
October 19-20th: CAF Wins over Houston Airshow – Houston, TX (E/A-18G Growler and F4U Corsair)

November 1-3rd: Florida International Airshow – Punta Gorda, FL (T-6B Texan II and F4U Corsair)
November 1-3rd: Stuart Airshow – Stuart, FL (T-6B Texan II and F4U Corsair)
November 8-10: New Smyrna Beach Balloon & Skyfest – New Smyrna Beach, FL (T-6B Texan II and F4U Corsair)
November 15-17: Aviation Nation – Nellis AFB, NV  (E/A-18G Growler and FJ-4 Fury)

4 Responses

  1. Glenda

    Would like to go to the May 22 Annapolis show but notice there is no website or additional info about this show. Is this because it is not going to happen?

    • Bill

      There is no full airshow on May 22nd. It’s just the Blue Angels performing for graduation week.

  2. AvGeekAndy18

    Is there a civilian war bird schedule released? Or a way to find out what aircraft will be at the airshow?

  3. Fred Schattall.

    Other than the Blue Angel practice schedule, are there any practice schedules set for legacy or other show participants?? If so, could you give locations and dates? Thanks

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