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September 24, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

McConnell Air Force Base

Derby, KS 67037
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McConnell Air Force Base Air Show

Saturday, September 24, 2022

The air show at McConnell returns after a four-year break.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the free event, along with a wide variety of civilian and military static aircraft, including the KC-135 Stratotanker and KC-46A Pegasus throughout the two-day show. In addition to the aircraft on exhibit, the extensive ramp display will include numerous types of military ground transport vehicles, and dozens of assorted vendors and agents from various institutions, organizations and associations. 

Other performers include the all-female Jump team Misty Blues Skydiving, Bill Stein Airshows and his color-changing aircraft, Tom Larkin and his mini jet, local pilot Brian Correll, a commemorative Air Force Red Tail P-51 (named Tuskegee Airmen) from the World War II era, Matt Younkin (son of legendary airshow pilot Bobby Younkin), Randy Ball flying old school aircraft (MiG-17), Shockwave – a truck with three jet engines that races planes at speeds upwards of 350 mph, and Playful Airshows pilot Adam Baker – whose single seat monoplane is built specifically for aerobatics. 

Gates open at 9 a.m. and shows run from noon to 4:30 p.m.

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