The 2019 Fort Wayne Air Show Coming to 122nd Fighter Wing
May 6, 2019
Katie Robinson, marketing specialist, FWA

Turn your eyes to the sky as the 2019 Fort Wayne Air show soars above the city June 8-9, 2019!

The 2019 Fort Wayne Air Show will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2019 and Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the Fort Wayne Air National Guard 122nd Fighter Wing Base. This year’s air show will be headlined by the United States Air Force Thunderbirds who return to the Summit City after headlining the 2016 Fort Wayne Air Show. If you have yet to see the Thunderbirds in action, you are in for a real treat! Consisting of 12 officers, 24 crew members and a number of other pivotal team members, the USAF Thunderbirds deliver a sharply choreographed, highly detailed showcase of the premier capabilities of their F-16 Fighting Falcons. 

The air show will feature a variety of performers sure to please everyone in the crowd. In addition to the Thunderbirds, a number of other military-based air show performers have been announced including: U.S. Special Operations Command Para-Commandos, P-51 Mustang “By Request” from the CAF Red Tail Squadron, F-86 Sabre from Nostalgic Airshows and the U.S. Airforce A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 122nd Fighter Wing. 

There are also a number of comedic, aerobatic and stunt performers that will partake in the air show as well. Kent Pietsch will perform in his fan favorite Jelly Belly sponsored comedic aerobatic show. Skywriter Nathan Hammond will showcase his writing in the sky skills in his GhostWriter Super Chipmunk. The Shockwave Jet Truck will bring an action-packed show featuring tall flames and lots of roaring engines. You will also find veteran air show voice, Danny Clisham, providing commentary throughout the weekend and Ralph Royce serving as Air Boss. The Fort Wayne Air Show will also feature a number of historical and unique static displays that will allow spectators to get up close and personal with aircraft. More performers will be announced in the weeks leading up to the big show – so stay tuned to see who else will be taking to the skies!

Admission to the 2019 Fort Wayne Air Show is FREE and open to the public, with public parking located on the Fort Wayne International Airport campus. While general admission is free, you can also upgrade your air show experience with special premium seating tickets including the Snake Pit Club, Premium Box Seats and The Bier Garten. Parking and event gates will open at 8 a.m. each day, with flying beginning around noon. 

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