If you are in Anderson County this weekend, you might see cars lined up for miles down Highway 24 along the Anderson Regional Airport.
This is because Anderson will host one of the most exciting airshows in the world - The Anderson Regional Airshow. This year's edition will be a celebration of Bill and Jo Trent, a salute to Vietnam Veterans.
The event will be Saturday, October 22, 2016. Gates open at 10:00 AM, and the Airshow begins at 1 PM.
Attractions will include:
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.
SHOCKWAVEThe biggest, baddest jet truck ever! Shockwave holds the Guiness Book Record and is able to reach 376 miles per hour.
TAKE ME HOME HUEYA 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.
SCOTT FRANCISScott 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.
SPECIAL FORCES ASSOCIATION PARACHUTE TEAMActive duty military and retired military parachute jumpers, with current members of the Department of Defense serving as support.
ARMY AVIATION HERITAGE FOUNDATION DEMOUsing 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.
CHEFPITTS AIRSHOWSThe 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.
For more information, visit andairshow.com