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U.S. Navy F-18 Tactical Demonstration Squadron Releases 2015 Air Show Schedule

March 4th, 2015

The U.S. Navy’s Tactical Demonstration (Tac Demo) Team today released its 20-stop air show schedule. Beginning March 21 at the Los Angeles County Air Show, the VFA-106 Gladiators and VFA-122 Flying Eagles will crisscross the country to showcase the capabilities of the U.S. Navy’s multirole fighter aircraft. Naval Air Station Lemoore (Calif.)-based VFA-122 will also demonstrate north of the boarder at the Abbotsford International Airshow in British Columbia, Canada.

With scheduled shows from Brooklyn, N.Y., to Lancaster, Calif., over 116 million people in the U.S., Mexico and Canada will be within a 60-mile drive of an air show hosting the Tac Demo Squadron.

March 21-22  LA County Air Show, Los Angeles, CA; April 18-19  Thunder Over Louisville, Louisville, KY;  May 9-10  Millville Air Show, Millville, NJ; May 23-24  Bethpage Jones Beach Air Show, Wantaugh, NY;  May 24-25  Salute to Veterans Celebration, Columbia, MO;  June 20  Denton Airshow, Denton, TX;  June 20-21  Vectren Dayton Air Show, Dayton, OH;  July 3  Dubuque Jaycees Air Show and Fireworks, Dubuque, IA; July 4-5 National Cherry Festival, Traverse City, MI;  July 10-12  Gary's South Shore Air Show, Gary, IN;  July 25-26  Milwaukee Air & Water Show, Milwaukee, WI;  August 7-9  Abbotsford International Airshow, Abbotsford, BC;  August 29-30  New York City Air Show at Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY;  September 5-7  Cleveland National Air Show, Cleveland, OH;  September 12  Wings Over Waukegan, Waukegan, IL;  September 19-20  Memphis Airshow, Millington, TN;  October 3-4  California Capital Airshow, Mather, CA;  October 16-18  Wings Over Houston, Houston, TX;  October 24-25 Amigo Airsho, Santa Teresa, NM;  Oct. 30-Nov. 1  Stuart Airshow, Stuart FL 

The Navy's Tac Demo Teams are made up of actual Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) instructors flying the same jets used to train new students. The primary mission of an FRS is to train newly designated aviators, as well as transition aircrew into the F/A-18A-F Hornet and Super Hornet. The Tactical Demonstration or “TAC Demo” is designed to highlight the mobility, versatility and power of the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet for the citizens who look to the Navy for the defense of freedom. They’re mission is to enhance Navy recruiting and demonstrate the awesome capabilities of Naval Aviation and its aircraft. To keep up with the team’s activities, click here to follow them on Facebook.

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