USAF F-16 Viper Demo Team Returns to Skies March 21-22 in Melbourne, Florida

March 17th, 2015

LEESBURG, Va. (ICAS HQ) - The U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command (ACC), after a four-year hiatus, has authorized the F-16 Viper Demonstration Team to begin flying at air shows nationwide.

Beginning March 21 - 22, 2015, at the Melbourne (FL) Air and Space Show, two F-16 “Vipers” will perform afull capabilities demonstration to kick off their 16-show season which takes them to 14 states and Toronto, Canada. Over 47 million people in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will be within a 60-mile drive of a venue hosting the team.

The F-16 will also take part in a three-ship Air Force Heritage Flight in formation alongside an F-22 Raptor, and a P-51 Mustang. It will be the only air show in 2015 to feature both the F-22 and F-16 together in an Air Force Heritage Flight.

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21-22 March, Melbourne, FL, Melbourne Air & Space Show; 11-12 April, Beaufort, SC, MCAS Beaufort Air Show; 30-31 May, North Kingstown, RI, Rhode Island Air National Guard Open House & Air Show; 15 June, Denton, TX, Denton Air Show; 27-28 June, Evansville, IN, Evansville ShrinersFest & Air Show; 15 July, Dubuque, IA, Dubuque 30th Annual Fireworks & Air Show Spectacular; 4-5 July, Eau Claire, WI, Chippewa Valley Air Show; 17-19 July, Hillsboro, OR, Oregon International Air Show; 25-26 July, Kennewick, WA, Tri-City Water Follies & Hapo "Over the River" Air Show; 15-16 Aug, Broomfield, CO, Rocky Mountain Air Show; 29-30 Aug, Ypsilanti, MI, Thunder Over Michigan; 5-7 September, Toronto, Canada, Canadian International Air Show; 17-20 September, Reno, NV, Reno Air Races; 26-27 September, Santa Rosa, CA, Wings Over Wine Country; 24-25 October, Santa Teresa, NM, Amigo Airsho; 31 October -1 November, Stuart, FL, Stuart Air Show

About the F-16
The Northrop Grumman F-16CJ is a single-seat, multi-mission fighter with the ability to switch from an air-to-ground to air-to-air role at the touch of a button. With its lightweight airframe and powerful General Electric engine generating 31,000 pounds of thrust, the F-16CJ can fly at speeds in excess of Mach 2.

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