Inaugural L.A. County Air Show to Feature Impressive Lineup

Blue Angels set to perform at new air show.

LA County Air Show

LA County Air Show

Returning from a year of sequestration, the Blue Angels squadron will take to the skies at the inaugural Los Angeles County Air Show, set to take place this weekend at the General William J. Fox Airfield in the outskirts of Lancaster, California. The team of six F/A-18 Hornets will perform their nail-biting formation show, which includes close formation flight and opposing solos. The team's C-130, Fat Albert, will also perform, showing off the big transport airplane's remarkable STOL capabilities.

In addition to the Blue Angels, an impressive lineup of air show performers is scheduled to fly including Chuck Aaron, flying his wild aerobatic helicopter show; Kirby Chambliss, five-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion performing in his Zivko Edge 540; and the Red Bull Air Force, a team of formation wingsuit flyers. A long list of historical airplanes will also take to the skies including the Flying Wing, P-51 Mustang, P-38 Lightning and F-86 Sabre Jet.

Show visitors will also be able to take a closer look at various types of civilian and military aircraft on display on the flight line. And there be opportunities for learning at a S.T.E.M-display set up by Lockheed Martin.

The Los Angeles County Air Show is set to take place March 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m.

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