2019 Space Coast Warbird Airshow Performer Alert — AD-5W Skyraider

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum will be attendance at the 2019 Space Coast Airshow with their Douglas AD-5W Skyraider. This airshow is hosted by the Valiant Air Command.

From the Cavanaugh Museum: The AD-5W on display, Bureau No. 135152 was delivered to the United States Navy in 1955. It served with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron Twelve (VAW 12) from November 1956 through December 1960. The next assignment was with VAW 11 from May 1961 through November 1962. It was retired from Navy Service in 1963. In 2008, the Cavanaugh Flight Museum added 135152 to its collection and to its Living History Flight Experience Program. The plane is painted in the colors and markings it wore when in service with VAW 12 (Nickname “Bats”) during the late 1950s.

Photo credit: Scott Slocum

2019 Sun N Fun Warbird Airshow Performer Alert — XP-82 Twin Mustang

From SnF Facebook page:

The Xp-82 Twin Mustang Prototype Project (44-83887) has just confirmed for #SNF19! The plan is both to display her static AND to fly her, so you will not want to miss this year’s show! Does this change your answer to the question, what are you most looking forward to at SUN ‘n FUN?

photo credit: Connor Madison

Space Coast Warbird Airshow scheduled for March 15-17, 2019; deep discount tickets available until Valentine’s Day

The Valiant Air Command is pleased to announce its 42nd Space Coast Warbird Airshow, to be held at the Space Coast Regional Airport March 15, 16, and 17, 2019.  This year’s show will feature an exciting lineup of vintage warbirds, including the iconic B-17 Flying Fortress.  Performances by high speed jets and acrobatic airplanes will thrill and excite audiences young and old alike.

The show will present its popular Friday evening dusk spectacular, featuring illuminated airplanes and a fabulous fireworks display.

Tickets are still available (until Valentine’s Day) at deep discounts but must be purchased online at the Valiant Air Command website, www.Valiantaircommand.com.   Local merchants selling tickets include the Titusville, Melbourne and Cocoa Beach Chambers of Commerce, and of course the Warbird Museum gift shop, located at 6600 Tico Road in Titusville.  The Early Bird discount for these tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children.  Other ticket outlets include Regents Bank branches and our airshow lodging partners: Ramada Inn, Best Western, Holiday Inn, Fairfield Inn and Days Inn (all are located near the Hwy 50/I-95 interchange in Titusville).  Make sure you explore all the upgrade options to make your experience even more enjoyable!

For additional information, and for performer updates, check the Valiant Air Command website often.

2019 Space Coast Warbird Airshow Performer Alert — P-40N “American Dream”

Thom Richard’s will be bringing his P-40 to the 2019 Space Coast Airshow in Titusville on 15,16 and 17 March.

“P-40 Warhawk American dream will also be offering airshow guests the once in a lifetime chance for flights aboard this storied and iconic combat aircraft. For more information on P-40 Warhawk American Dream and Warbird Adventures please visit:https://www.warbirdadventures.com/tp-40-flights “

photo credit: Kenneth Strohm