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.
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.
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.
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 freefall, the Black Daggers are comprised of volunteers from throughout Army special operations.
Sierra Aeronautics is proud to partner with the Anderson Regional Airshow to offer helicopter rides in a classic Bell 47 Helicopter. For fans of the show M*A*S*H, it will be like taking a ride in the medical helicopter seen in the show! Sierra Aeronautics can take 2 passengers to enjoy the sights surrounding the Airshow. Cost is $45 per rider online or at the airshow. The helicopter will be available from 9 a.m. until close both days. Skip the line by buying your tickets ahead of time!
Biplanes of Hendersonville
This Boeing Stearman biplane entered service in 1943 and was used as a primary trainer for cadets in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
In 2010, a full restoration was completed, including an upgrade from the stock 220 HP engine to a 450 HP engine. The current cruise speed is 110 MPH, and fifteen-minute, scenic rides over Anderson County will be available at the airshow! Tickets will be available on site as well as in advance.
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.