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Randolph Air Force Base Airshow


Airshow C% Galaxy with the nose opened up

Randolph Air Force Base is home to the 12th Flying Training Wing and is one of the primary flight training facilities in the U.S. Air Force. Randolph AFB hosts the military airshow every other year, alternating with Lackland, and is an ideal place for an airshow due to the layout of the runways and large tarmac. Additionally, because the Randolph air show is held in early November, the weather is normally cool and pleasant. All headings below link to photo galleries of the 2007 Randolph AFB Airshow.

F16 Falcon at the San Antonio Airshow

Airshow Static Aircraft Display

Aircraft on the ground available for spectators to climb on, in and around include bombers, fighter jets, transport planes, helicopters and other military aircraft from every branch of the service. The planes and helicopters are generally accompanied by their crews and pilots who happily explain and provide information for eager visitors. Please thank them for their service to our nation.

Fagen MX-2

Fagen MX-2

Piloted by Greg Poe, a veteran aerobatic pilot and air show performer, the MX-2 is a composite built aerobatic plane that runs on ethanol fuel. Traveling extensively for air shows around the country and beyond, Greg puts on an excellent aerobatic display for spectators wowing them with his skill and very advanced airplane.

A10 Warthog at the Randolph show

A-10 Warthog Flight

The A-10 Thunderbolt, also known as the Warthog or "Tankbuster" is one of the most heavily armed planes in the U.S. military arsenal. The A-10 demo flight demonstrates some of the combat tactics and capabilities of this intimidating warbird.

Aeroshell acrobatic team

Aeroshell Aerobatic Team

Four World War Two trainers take to the sky with loud engines and lots of smoke in this aerial display of "new tricks for old dogs". The AT-6 Texan flown by the Aeroshell team started flying in 1938 and although AT-6 may not be the fastest things you see at a San Antonio airshow, it certainly is one of the most graceful displays of discipline and "history in formation" flying.

WW1 trainer at the Randolph air show

WW1 Trainers

The Rio Grande Valley Wing of the Commerative Air Force sends numerous aircraft for the Randolph airshow. This display of early aviation includes bi-planes and low-wing trainers from World War One. Aircraft from this era will be the slowest of any seen but will undoubtedly be the most sentimental display of military aviation history.

Airshow Heritage Flight

Heritage Flight

The Heritage Flight display is a salute to military aviation history with a two plane formation of the A-10 Thunderbolt and the P-47 Thunderbolt. Two Thunderbolts, one a jet powered fighter and the other a single engine prop fighter from World War Two. This airshow showcase of both history and power was right at home in the skies over Randolph Air Force Base.

B17 bomber at the airshow

WW2 Bombers

Undoubtedly one of the greatest parts of the Randolph Airshow, the sky was filled with World War Two aircraft including both fighters and bombers but the massive bombers stole the show. They included a B-17, a B-25 and a very shiny DC-3. Making several passes over show center, these historical bombers would still intimidate our enemies with their powerful airshow might.

 

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