The 2018 Bill and Jo Trent Airshow will be held Saturday,
May 19 and 20 at the Anderson Regional Airport!
A Salute to Veterans of Operations Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom
Gates open at 10:00 AM, Airshow begins at 1 PM.
Past Performers from the
2016 Anderson Regional Airshow
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.
Take Me Home Huey
A partnership between artist Steve Maloney and Light Horse Legacy, Take Me Home Huey is dedicated to the 2,709,918 Americans who served in Vietnam but never received a welcome home. This sculpture, which promotes healing and awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress, is made from a boneyard Huey helicopter, serial #67-17174, which was shot down with two casualties during a 1969 Medevac mission in Vietnam.
Association Parachute Team
Active duty military and retired military parachute jumpers, with current members of the Department of Defense serving as support.
F-18 Super Hornet
The US Navy's Tactical Demonstration team will bring their "Rhino" F/A-18 Super Hornet 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.
Army Aviation Heritage Foundation Demo
Using restored historic Vietnam-era through modern-day military aircraft, the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation gives narrated patriotic flying presentations as well as manning static displays for public interaction.
The biggest, baddest jet truck ever! Shockwave holds the Guiness Book Record and is able to reach 376 miles per hour.
C-54 SPIRIT OF FREEDOM
This Douglas C-54E Aircraft was restored to flying condition and now contains a mobile museum, filled with genuine artifacts and displays that serve to educate the public and honor the many groups involved in the Berlin Airlift, sometimes referred to as "Operation Vittles." This aircraft has been named the Spirit of Freedom, and is painted to represent the 48th Troop Carrier Squadron.
More acts inbound!
Stay tuned as we add acts and performers to our 2018 airshow lineup!
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.