LONG POND, Pa. (February 7, 2019) – Five new performers have been added to “The Great Pocono Raceway Air Show” lineup. Tickets, including a newly-introduced 4-pack, are available for purchase. Kids, ages 6 and under, are FREE and children, ages 7 to 12, are half priced. Fans can select to attend “The Great Pocono Raceway Air Show” on their choice of Saturday, August 24th or Sunday, August 25th. Each show date will feature the same, four-hour program with high-flying aerobatic performances, historical reenactments and military salutes.
New performers added to “The Great Pocono Raceway Air Show” include:
- United States Air Force’s (USAF) Air Combat Command A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team – The A-10 will perform precision aerial maneuvers while highlighting the mission and professionalism of the men and women of the USAF. The A-10 “Warthog” is the USAF’s premier close air support aircraft, providing invaluable protection to troops on the ground.
- United States Army Golden Knights – The Golden Knights of the United States Army are one of only three Department of Defense-sanctioned aerial demonstration teams. The Golden Knights will showcase their highly-technical skills while parachuting from the skies, often in precise formations, to the frontstretch.
- Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation (AFHFF) – Spectators will witness the World War II Era P-51 “Mustang” flying in formation with the A-10 “Warthog.” In partnership with the USAF, the AFHFF promotes the USAF and celebrates the nation’s air power, influence and impact on America’s national security.
- Ace Maker Airshows T-33 – Fans will enjoy seeing the T-33 “Shooting Star” jet dazzle the skies above ‘The Tricky Triangle’ as it performs picture-perfect passes, vertical rolls, inverted aerobatics and more. The T-33 was one of America’s first operational jet fighters and trainers.
- Younkin Airshows Beech 18 Aerobatics – One of the most unusual acts on the airshow circuit today, the Beech 18 performance will include Cuban eight-point rolls, loops, and several unique aerobatic maneuvers by one of the largest aircraft on the airshow circuit today. The act will conclude with a final pass, dubbed the ‘Elephant Waltz’ that you do not want to miss.
For ticket information and more details, please visit www.poconoairshow.com.
In addition to these performers, there will also be entertainment for all ages with multiple displays and vendors in Fan Fair, kid-friendly activities and play areas, helicopter rides and more. Additional performers, reenactors, displays and entertainment will be announced throughout the year and leading up to “The Great Pocono Raceway Air Show.”
Previously announced performers for “The Great Pocono Raceway Air Show include:
- Tora! Tora! Tora! – This historic recreation of the attack on Pearl Harbor will feature 61 pyrotechnic features, including an estimated 2,000 foot wall of fire finale and up to 12 aircraft. The aircraft will include numerous Mitsubishi A6M “Zeros,” Aichi D3A “Vals,” a Nakajima B5N “Kates,” and a Curtis P-40 “Warhawk.”
- David Windmiller Air Shows – An aerial ballet featuring a Zivko Edge 540 as it performs tumbles, spins, cartwheels, torque rolls and soaring feats of precision, climbing 3,700 feet in the air per second.
- Lewis & Clark Performance FLS Microjet – dubbed the “World’s Smallest Jet,” this aircraft will thrill the crowd with an aerial display showing the FLS Microjet’s high performance and aerobatic capabilities.
- Greg Koontz Airshows Xtreme Super Decathlon and the Alabama Boys – Two acts. The first will demonstrate the agility of an Xtreme Super Decathlon aircraft with a full set of loops, vertical rolls, snaps and tumbles, inverted passes including the down low, in-the-dirt inverted ribbon cut finale. The second performance will include a ‘stolen’ 1946 Piper J-3 Club as it attempts to land on the back of a moving pickup truck.
- Kevin Russo Airshows – Show includes a T-6, SNJ Harvard, performing multiple loops, barrel rolls, aileron rolls, eight-point rolls, 16-point rolls and more.
- Dougherty Airshows – Spectators will enjoy watching a 230-horsepower Christen Eagle, based in Eastern Pennsylvania, perform torque rolls, tail slides and tumbles, as well as the thrill of a barnstorming era featuring a 1930 Great Lakes aircraft.
The 2019 event is under the planning and guidance of David Schultz Airshows LLC of Clearfield, Pa. Schultz Airshows has coordinated airshows and provided the Air Traffic Control and Announcing for over 500 events in their 25 year history all over North America and the Caribbean. Many of their events are well known in the region including airshows along the Atlantic City Beachfront, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Dover AFB, Binghamton, NY, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa.
Note: All events, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Certain terms, conditions and fees may apply for ticket purchases.