Stay tuned for upcoming information about the 2020 Anderson Airshow!
The 2018 Bill and Jo Trent Airshow was held on Sunday, May 20 at the Anderson Regional Airport. The show's theme was a Salute to Veterans of Operations Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom.
Gates opened at 10:00 AM, Airshow began at 1 PM. 2018 performers included:
Canadian Forces Snowbirds
The Snowbirds are Canada's military aerobatic flight demonstration team whose purpose is to demonstrate the skill of the Canadian Forces.
Scott Francis began flying aerobatics and competing in aerobatic competitions in 2003. He rapidly moved up from Sportsman level, to Intermediate, Advanced, and finally the top level – Unlimited. He’ll be flying his ultra-high performance MXS aircraft, one of only twelve in existence, at our airshow. This all carbon fiber construction monoplane can reach a top speed of 310 miles an hour while still maintaining ultimate maneuverability.
U.S. Army Special Operations CommanD Black Daggers
Descending from the skies at 12,500 feet and traveling nearly 120 miles per hour during their two mile free fall, the Black Daggers are comprised of volunteers from throughout Army special operations.
The Mohawk is a twin engine, turboprop armed, military observation and attack aircraft. Originally intended for battlefield surveillance, the Mohawk was equipped with light strike capabilities and was designed to easily take off from both short and unimproved runways.
Only 380 of this model were ever made, and this particular Mohawk is the only one in the world available for aerobatic demonstration shows!
A-10 Thunderbolt II
The US Air Force's Tactical Demonstration team will bring their "Warthog" A-10 Thunderbolt II to showcase the maneuverability and handling of this aircraft.
The Chefpitts aircraft is a Pitts S1S, built by hand in a garage over the course of three years while Clemens, the pilot, was simultaneously working as a professional chef. While the Pitts plane design has been around since 1945, and lends itself well to rolls in midair, the Cheffpitts is unique due to several modifications, including the paint scheme, which was designed and hand-painted by the pilot after the plane was built. The performance will be reminiscent of airshows that Clemens was inspired by as a child.
Royal Canadian Air Force
A long-range patrol aircraft, CP-140 Auroras are commonly used by the Royal Canadian Air Force for counter-terrorism surveillance operations and submarine detection operations along Canada's coastline.
Firewalkers International Pyro
Through the use of explosives, flammable fuels, and fireworks, the Firewalkers International Pyro team produces a safe and precisely controlled show involving stunning displays - loud and ht walls of fire, choreographed perfectly with flight teams and ground performers.
Team members have participated in Air Shows throughout the United States and in Canada, El Salvador, UAE, China, and Australia.
More Airshow Fun inbound!
Stay tuned as we plan events, add performers, and prepare other activities for our 2020 airshow lineup! We will post here as more is finalized about the 2020 airshow. As always, pilots who wish to attend the airshow must check NOTAMS prior to arrival.
Since our airshow is free to the public, we depend almost entirely on donations from both citizen enthusiasts and local businesses. To help us out, please donate any amount to us through the 501(c)3 organization we have partnered with, Foothills Community Foundation.