2019 USMC MV-22 Osprey Demonstrations Schedule Released

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US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey - AirshowStuff

Here is the 2019 airshow schedule for US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey demonstrations! Will you see one in 2019? Let us know! Post in the AirshowStuff Forums or on the AirshowStuff Facebook page and make sure you share pictures after the show!

Schedules often change during the year – for the latest updates please be sure to check our forums!

2019 Appearance Schedule – USMC MV-22 Osprey Demonstrations

May 25-26: Miami Beach Air and Sea Show – Miami, FL

July 4th: Fair St. Louis – St. Louis, MO

August 16-18: 61st Annual Chicago Air and Water Show – Chicago, IL
August 23-25: Fly Ottumwa Air Show – Ottumwa, IA

New Photo Albums – America’s Freedom Fest 2018

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MV-22 Osprey - America's Freedom Fest 2018

Two new albums are now available in our photo gallery! These albums are from the 2018 America’s Freedom Fest airshow in Goshen, IN. Check them out here:
America’s Freedom Fest (Goshen, IN) 2018 – Ryan Sundheimer
America’s Freedom Fest (Goshen, IN) 2018 – David Jacobson

Also be sure to check out our video playlist from the event!

New Photo Album – Battle Creek Field of Flight Airshow and Balloon Festival 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet - Battle Creek Airshow 2018

A new album is now available in our photo gallery! This album from the 2018 Battle Creek Field of Flight Airshow and Balloon Festival in Battle Creek, MI. This relaxed event is always one of our favorites because they treat the crowd right! Check it out here: Battle Creek Field of Flight Airshow and Balloon Festival 2018 – Ryan Sundheimer

Also be sure to check out our video playlist from the event!

2018 USMC MV-22 Osprey Demonstrations Schedule Released

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USMC MV-22 Opsrey

Here is the 2018 airshow schedule for US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey demonstrations! Will you see one in 2018? Let us know! Post in the AirshowStuff Forums or on the AirshowStuff Facebook page and make sure you share pictures after the show!

Schedules often change during the year – for the latest updates please be sure to check our forums!

2018 Appearance Schedule – USMC MV-22 Osprey Demonstrations
March 23-25: Los Angeles County Airshow – Lancaster, CA
June 2-3: The Great Tennessee Airshow – Smyrna, TN (Expected to change)
June 29-July 4: Battle Creek Field of Flight Airshow – Battle Creek, MI
August 25-26: Kansas City Airshow – Kansas City, MO (Expected to change)

V-22 Osprey And MQ-9 Reaper Make Historic First Static Appearance In Canada At 2017 Lethbridge Intl. Airshow

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USMC MV-22 Osprey - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014

Some of the most advanced machines in modern military hardware are making their way to the Lethbridge International Airshow this year – their first static appearances in Canada. Both aircraft will be featured guests as part of the growing static display set to appear at the show July 14-16.

The innovative Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft will be coming from Marine Corps Air Station Mirimar in San Diego, California. The Osprey has the unique ability to transition from vertical flight to conventional flight via the rotation of its two large turboshaft engines and rotors. First fielded in March 2007, the MV-22 has seen extensive use on deployments with the United States Marine Corps.

USMC MV-22 Osprey - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014USAF General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper Static Display Aviation Nation Nellis Air Force Base AFB Creech

Accompanying the MV-22 on static display will be the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) from Creech Air Force Base outside Las Vegas, Nevada. Following the success and use of the now-dated MQ-1 Predator, General Atomics improved the airframe and capability to form the MQ-9. You will get a chance to see both the MQ-9 and MQ-1 on display together over the show weekend. As the face of the future in unmanned aerial systems, the Reaper UCAV will be an attraction all its own, amidst other exciting spectacles at this year’s show.

Royal Canadian Air Force CC-177 Globemaster III Anniversary Paint 2017 429 Squadron
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Equally as exciting, a specially-painted CC-177 Globemaster III from 429 Transport Squadron “Bisons” of 8 Wing in Trenton, Ontario will be attending the show. The squadron has painted the tail of their aircraft to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the unit’s formation and 10 years of the Globemaster III’s service with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Additionally, newly-confirmed aircraft to join the static display listing for the show include the US Navy’s P-8 Poseidon, C-2 Greyhound, and E-2 Hawkeye, and the US Air Force’s A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog,” C-17 Globemaster III, and C-5M Super Galaxy.

You can learn more about what else will be shown off at this year’s Lethbridge International Airshow at the event’s website .

Are you planning on attending the Lethbridge International Airshow this year? Join the conversation in our forums!

US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey 2017 Demonstration Schedule Released

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US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey

Here is the 2017 airshow schedule for US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey demonstrations! Will you see one in 2017? Let us know! Post on the AirshowStuff Facebook page and make sure you share pictures after the show!

2017 Appearance Schedule – USMC MV-22 Opsrey Demonstrations

April 1-2 – NAS Corpus Christi, TX
May 27-28 – Miami, FL
June 17-18 – Ocean City, MD
Sept 30-Oct 1 – Grand Junction, CO

Hat tip to our friends at ICAS for the info!

2016 USMC Harrier and Osprey Demo Schedules Released

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USMC AV-8B Harrier Demonstration

The 2016 USMC Harrier and MV-22 Osprey schedules have been released. The Harrier will perform at four airshows with two in the central US and one in the southwest US. Although the Harrier dates only list one date of a weekend, it seems safe to assume the date represents the entire weekend of the show.

USMC Harrier 2016 Demonstration Schedule
March 12th – Thunder and Lightning Over Tucson, Tucson, AZ
June 17th – Rockford Airfest, Rockford, IL
July 23rd – South Dakota ANG 70th Airshow, Sioux Falls, SD
September 10th – Westfield International Airshow, Westfield, MA*

*This airshow has been announced as canceled for 2016. We expect the schedule to be updated with a different show taking its place.

USMC MV-22 Osprey Demo Team

The USMC MV-22 Osprey will also perform at four airshows during the 2016 season.

USMC MV-22 Osprey 2016 Demonstration Schedule
July 8-10 – Gary Air and Water Show, Gary, IN
July 22-24th – Oregon International Airshow, Hillsboro, OR
August 17th – Thunder over the Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
September 17-18th – Heart of TX Airshow, Waco, TX

USMC AV-8B Harrier II and MV-22 Osprey Schedule Announced

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MV-22 Osprey

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) has released the AV-8B Harrier II and MV-22 Osprey schedules for this year’s airshow season. If you’re a fan of VTOL hardware, get excited because here are the dates and places where you catch them in action!

MV-22 Osprey
Mar 21 – Melbourne Air and Space Show- Melbourne, FL
Mar 28 – Tuscaloosa Regional Airshow – Tuscaloosa, AL
Apr 18 – NAS Corpus Christi South Texas Shoot-Out – Corpus Christi, TX
May 23 – Memorial Day Weekend Salute to Veterans Celebration – Columbia, MO
Jul 3 – Radio Dubuque/Dubuque Jaycees Air Show and Fireworks – Dubuque, IA
Aug 22 – Wings Over Camarillo – Camarillo, CA
Oct 3 – Wings Over Northern America – Rome, GA

AV-8B Harrier
Mar 21 – Los Angeles County Air Show – Lancaster, CA
Apr 18 – Thunder Over Louisville – Louisville, KY
May 2 – Dyess Big Country Airfest – Abilene, TX
Jul 18 – Thunder of Niagara Military Airshow – Niagara Falls, NY
Jul 25 – Fargo Air Show – Fargo, ND
Jul 31 – Seafair – Boeing Air Show – Seattle, WA
Aug 29 – New York City Airshow Coney Island – Brooklyn, NY
Sep 5 – Cleveland National Airshow – Cleveland, OH

Alternate Shows:
Jul 17 – Oregon International Airshow – Hillsboro, OR
Sept 19 – Owensboro Airshow – Owensboro, KY

US Navy and Marine Tactical Demos Are Back for 2015!

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F-18 Hornet

The US Navy and Marine Corps will both participate in aerial demonstrations during the 2015 season, per the Navy/Marine Forum at the International Council of Airshows Convention. The US Navy will support a full Blue Angels and Leap Frogs schedule and 20 Hornet tactical demos.

Ten of these tactical hornet demos will be performed by VFA-106 (C and F models) from NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, VA. The other ten will be performed by VFA-122 (E Model), based at NAS Lemoore in Lemoore, CA. The teams will also participate in the Legacy Flight program and act as a static display for the shows they perform at. Expect a schedule in early 2015 and for most, if not all of the shows to be civilian shows. Ten additional shows outside of where the demo teams perform at should also get Navy static support.

The Marines will support eight Harrier demos and eight Osprey demos at civilian shows. Military bases with Marine aircraft based there may also support additional performances. Flyovers and static displays will be available. Please note that Marine Corps brass still has to approve this level of support though, and it is subject to change.

We want to know! What are your thoughts? Are you happy with the level of Navy and Marine support in 2015? Post a comment on the blog or let us know on your Facebook page.