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Look up! Orlando Air & Space Show soaring into Orlando this month

The Orlando Air & Space Show soars into Orlando Sanford International Airport once again, as the popular event returns to Orlando this month featuring the Air Force Thunderbirds!

Orlando Air & Space Show

The Orlando Air & Space Show will once again soars over Orlando, when the spectacular event returns to Orlando Sanford International Airport on October 28 - 29, 2023!

Thousands of people will flock to the airport to see the world famous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

Get your tickets now for this not to be missed event, click here for details.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon and perform a combination of formation and solo maneuvers in an inspiring, patriotic, high energy demonstration.

The four-jet diamond performs precision formation flight with the aircraft wingtips as close as 4 feet apart while performing loops, inverted rolls and even high performance turns!

The two solo jets perform high energy maneuvers together and from opposite directions closing in on each other as fast as 1,000 mph. The six jets come together in the delta formation as the finale for the show, flying difficult formations and signature breaks that fill the sky with speed, sound and smoke trails!

Orlando Air & Space Show

Also taking part in this year show will be the spectacular F-35 Lighting II Demo Team.

The F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter, is the most advanced stealth fighter in the world today. The full capabilities demonstration of the F-35 features 12 different maneuvers and lasts approximately 15 minutes.

During the demo, some of the maneuvers will see the F-35 as low as 200 feet off the ground and at speeds that exceed 700 mph. The two most eye-popping maneuvers include the pedal turn where the F-35 drops in a tight turn at near zero forward speed and the tactical pitch where the jets enters at a high speed and then turns abruptly to literally skid across the sky.

Orlando Air & Space Show

Also taking to the skies performing jaw-dropping maneuvers above Sanford Orlando International Airport this October will be Michael Goulian, who is one of the top aerobatic pilots in the world.

Mike's air show performance combines the heart-stopping gyroscopic tumbling of modern display flying with the crisp, aggressive, demands of precision competition aerobatics.

Orlando Air & Space Show

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