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Orlando Air and Space Show at Sanford International Airport 2022

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform jaw-dropping maneuvers over Sanford


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Orlando Air & Space Show takes place every October at Sanford International Airport. The two-day aeronautic event runs on Saturday and Sunday, opening doors for visitors at 9 am. The popular aerial demonstrations last from noon to about 4 pm. General admission tickets start at $29 per adult. There is also a VIP reserved seating option, which includes The Flight Line Club tent with dining, beer, wine, soft drinks, and water.

Thousands of people flock to the airport to see skillful pilots taking to the skies above Sanford. The headliners of the show are the famous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the air demonstration squadron, composed of eight highly skilled demonstration pilots, demonstrating a mix of formation flying and solo routines. Overall, the pilots perform over 40 maneuvers during a one-hour program.

The F-18 Super Hornet and F-22 Raptor Demo Team will join Thunderbirds performing some amazing stunts. You won't believe your eyes when you see what those pilots can do with the F-22 Raptor, the fastest and most maneuverable fighter jet in the world. The U.S. Marine Corps demonstrate the capabilities of the MV-22 Osprey, a highly versatile tilt-rotor aircraft. Visitors can also take a ride in a vintage B-25 and experience what it was like to fly during World War II.

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