Star Staff Reports
What: Memphis Airshow at Millington Regional Jetport
When: October 18 & 19, 2014
Times: Parking opens daily at 7 a.m. Admission gates open daily at 9 a.m. Shows begin at approximately 10 a.m.
• Youth General Admission – $15
• Adult General Admission – $25
• Flight Deck Club (Saturday OR Sunday) – $100
• Chairman’s Club (Saturday OR Sunday) – $200
• Photo Pit Pass – $75
The 2014 Memphis Airshow returns to Millington Regional Jetport Saturday, Oct. 18 and Sunday, Oct. 19
Blue Angels: A Blue Angels flight demonstration exhibits choreographed refinements of skills possessed by all naval aviators. The Blue Angels’ C-130, affectionately known as Fat Albert, begins each demonstration by showcasing its maximum-performance capabilities during a ten-minute performance. Shortly thereafter, you will see the graceful aerobatic maneuvers of the four-jet Diamond Formation, in concert with the fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers of two Solo pilots. Finally, the team illustrates the pinnacle of precision flying, performing maneuvers locked as a unit in the renowned six-jet Delta Formation.
Shockwave Jet Truck: Shockwave presents the World Famous SHOCKWAVE JET TRUCK! The baddest/most impressive jet ground vehicle on the planet!!! 3 times the smoke, 3 times the fire, 3 times the noise, and 3 times the horsepower! THREE afterburning J34-48 jet engines totaling 36,000 HP. SHOCKWAVE is the Guiness Book world record holder for the fastest jet truck in the world at 376 MPH.
Otto the Helicopter: OTTO the Helicopter is one of the most unique and versatile air show acts in the world. OTTO provides air show fans the best entertainment value in the industry. During OTTO’s daytime comedy show he entertains the crowds by blowing bubbles, playing with his yo-yo, racing around barrels and picking them up, shooting smoke in all directions, towing banners, and more all while interacting with the announcer!
Kent Pietsch: While most aerobatic performers have one basic program, Kent executes three storied acts that leave spectators mesmerized. These include a dead-stick (turning the engine off) routine from 6,000 feet and a rooftop landing on a moving RV! However, Kent is best known for a comedy act that features a detached aileron (wing flap) and a mesmerizing wingtip-scraping pass down the runway that you must see to believe. When Kent is at the controls of his plane, it is impossible not to watch him perform.
Additional Performers and Entertainment: Team Aerodynamix, Skip Stewart, Manfred Radius, Matt Younkin, Keith Davis, Dan Buchanan, Wayne Roberts, Andrew Wright, Jerry Conley, DAV Flight Team, 101st Airborne Parachute Demonstration Team, Valiant Echoes, Red Star & Dragon, Car Show, Kids Family Fun Zone, multiple static displays and more.
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