Air show performers sure to wow audience

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  • By John Ingle
  • 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – The Sheppard AFB Guardians of Freedom Open House & Air Show Oct. 26-27, 2019, is shaping up to be one of the finest events hosted for the public by the installation.

Gates open at 9 a.m. The general public will use the Missile Road Gate entrance, while all Department of Defense identification cardholders are encouraged to use the Hospital Gate entrance.

A with previous event, this year’s open house and air show is full of entertainment on the ground and in the air.

On the ground, guests will be able to get up close and personal with aircraft on display during the show, including the fifth-generation multi-role jet fighter the F-35 Lightning II, a C-17 Globemaster III, a special forces AC-130J gunship, a Czechoslovakian-made L-39 Albatros, a Sikorsky UH-34, a World War II-era C-47 Skytrain, Extra EA-300 civilian aerobatic planes, and many other aircraft used at Sheppard for pilot and aircraft maintenance training.

For those arriving for the performances in the North Texas sky, here is a by-order rundown of performers. Air performances are scheduled to begin at about 11:30 a.m.

  • Air Force Academy Jump Team Wings of Blue
  • Sheppard AFB T-6A Texan II and T-38C Talon fly-over
  • KP Stunt Productions Jelly Belly Comedy Show
  • Trojan Phlyers
  • Doc’s B-29
  • Fighter Jet Inc. MiG-17 and T-37C
  • KP Stunt Productions Jelly Belly Comedy Show
  • Team Red Bull
  • F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team
  • USAF Heritage Flight – F-22 Raptor and P-51 Mustang
  • UFA Glider Demonstration Team
  • KP Stunt Productions Jelly Belly Comedy Show
  • Air Force Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds”

There are a few do’s and don’ts to be mindful of during the two-day event. All items brought to the open house and air show are subject to search by 82nd Security Forces Squadron personnel.

Here are items prohibited from the event: Unmanned aircraft systems, a.k.a. drones; helium balloons; coolers; backpacks; large purses and tote bags; large camera bags; bicycles, skateboards, scooters, and hover boards; firearms; edged weapons such as knives; pets; and alcohol.

Allowed items include small purses; small diaper bags; camera, video cameras and phones; folding chairs, which must be out of the bag when going through security; strollers and wagons; and food, which must be hand carried and not in coolers.

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