Air Expo returns to McChord

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Nick Przybyciel
  • 446th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
After a three-year hiatus, McChord's Air Expo is July 19-20 here. 

"Since we haven't had an air show here in three years, we wanted to put on a show like the public has never experienced before," said Air Expo Director, Maj. Doug Edwards, 62nd Airlift Wing. 

To that end, Major Edwards and his team of planners booked four official active-duty demo teams: the Air Force Thunderbirds, Wings of Blue, and official F-15 Eagle and F/A-18 Hornet demonstrations. 

By no means will the aerial entertainment end there. More than 100 unique aircraft will either perform or be displayed at the expo. 

The 446th Airlift Wing will man one of two C-17 statics that day, and plan to provide other displays of the Reserve wing's missions, such as aeromedical evacuation, aerial port operations, and airlift control flight equipment. 

Here's the quick 411 on Air Expo 2008:
Hours: Gates open at 8:00 a.m., and flying starts at 10:30 a.m., both days of the event. 

Articles you can bring onto McChord: strollers, cameras/camcorders, small lawn chairs, small purses or fanny packs, water (clear plastic bottles only), wheel chairs, canes, and guide/working dogs. 

Prohibited articles: Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, roller blades, Segways, roller skates, coolers, cans, liquids (except water), tote bags, backpacks, briefcases, large lawn chairs, pets, weapons. 

For more information, visit the Web site: or call 982-EXPO.