Thursday, July 4 12 p.m. & 4 p.m.
Friday, July 5 12 p.m. & 4 p.m.
Saturday, July 6 5 p.m.
EAA B-17 “Aluminum Overcast“
The United States built 12,371 B-17s during World War II of which only 13 in the world today are airworthy. Of these, only 2 are available to fly members of the general public. One of these is the Experimental Aircraft Association’s “Aluminum Overcast”. Aircraft tours and rides will be available through the EAA and its local Chapters 32 and 64 as part of the EAA’s national tour, which will occur in St. Louis from July 2 to July 7.
Aeroshell Aerobatic Team
North American AT-6 (Advanced Trainer, “Texan”) was first introduced in 1938 and became the primary training aircraft for WWII fighter pilots who went on to fly famous aircraft like the F4U Corsair, P-51 Mustang and P-40 Warhawk for the USAAC.
Red Bull Helicopter
Unbelievable loops, rolls and dives performed by Chuck “Malibu” Aaron, who is 1 of only 3 helicopter aviators licensed by the FAA to perform helicopter aerobatics. He will be flying an MBB (Messerschmitt Bo 105).
CAF P-51C Red Tail Mustang called “Tuskegee Airmen”
The Red Tail Squadron is part of the not for profit Commemorative Air force (CAF), which maintains and flies this WWII era North American P51-C. Lt. Col. George Hardy who served with the all African American 332nd Fighter Group will be present (29 WWII missions and subsequent service in both Korea and Vietnam). He will appear as Honorary Grand Marshal for the 136th Annual Veiled Prophet Parade.Joining Lt Col Hardy will be the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit, a short original movie that encourages children to follow their dreams, even in the face of adversity.
David Folk in the Vought F4U-5N Corsair
This legendary World War II gull wing aircraft is one of the most famous and recognizable warbirds in history.
Liberty Parachute Team
This not-for-profit team honors veterans of all foreign wars and is comprised of men and women jumpers from around the world.
John Klatt in the MX2
Air National Guard pilot John Klatt is a national recognized aerobatic performer.
Joe “Rifle” Shetterly in the RV-8
Joe is the USAF’s former A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Pilot whose aerobatic skills are on display when he flies the RV-8.
Matt Younkin in the Twin Beech 18
Matt is the third generation of a legendary air show family, and his performances in the Beech 18 have been described as “the most grace and beautiful performance the air show industry has to offer.”
Danny Clisham, Air Show Announcer
Air Show Hall of Fame inductee Danny Clisham is the announcer for the 2013 Fair Saint Louis air show, and has been entertaining audiences with his lively, informative commentary for 46 years. Besides his impressive career in air show announcing, he has also broken world-class speed records as a pilot and performed on-screen and voice-over work for films and the silver screen.