Event is FREE to the public
2:30 p.m. Gates open
5:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
6:00 p.m. Snowbirds Smoke On
Performances by: Redline Aerobatic Team, CF-18 Demonstration, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Canadian Forces Snowbirds, F-22 and P-51 Heritage Flight, Paul Stender, Canadian SkyHawks, Precision Exotics, Friends of Jenny, Dream Big Entertainment
Public parking for the 2016 Cape Girardeau Air Show will be available at the following locations near the airport:
Rhodes Truck Stop
Lawless Harley Davidson
QC, Corporation (Former Do It Best)
Animal Emergency Hospital
Parking only for handicapped/disabled persons with a placard and groups or individuals who have purchased VIP tickets will be at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport.
Busses will be on hand to transport guests to and from the air festival grounds.
Coolers of any kind are not permitted to be brought into the festival. Guests may bring blankets, lawn chairs and strollers for seating.
Canadian Forces Snowbirds
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds (431 Air Demonstration Squadron) is a Canadian icon comprised of serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Their pilots and technicians work as a team to bring thrilling performances to the North American public. Serving as Canadian ambassadors, the Snowbirds demonstrate the Skill, Professionalism and Teamwork inherent in the women and men of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the Canadian Armed Forces.
The CF-18 Demonstration Team will return to the North American 2016 air show season with Captain Ryan Kean and his specially painted CF-18 Hornet commemorating the 75th anniversary of the pan-Canadian effort to train aircrew for the Second World, including pilots, wireless operators, air gunners, and navigators through the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.
Redline Aerobatic Team
RedLine Airshows is a dynamic 2-ship formation aerobatic performance team. The opposing, inverted and formation maneuvers are a crowd pleaser. Pilots Ken and John both reside in Cincinnati and keep their airplanes in adjoining hangars. They have been flying formation together for more than 10 years.
U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team
The Golden Knights are one of only three Department of Defense-sanctioned aerial demonstration teams, along with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. The team is composed of approximately 95 men and women, which includes four parachute units, an aviation unit and a headquarters. The demonstration teams, which use five dedicated aircraft, perform at more than 100 events per year. The tandem section is known for taking Soldiers, celebrities and heads of state on jumps, and the competition section focuses on winning national and international skydiving events.
Paul Stender is the definition of adrenaline junkie! A native of Big Bend, Wisconsin, Paul grew up racing motorcycles and snowmobiles. He later made the jump into the big leagues and began racing Badger and USAC Midgets. He raced his first jet vehicle in 1995, the Jazz Jet Funny Car at speeds of nearly 300 MPH. Paul currently races the School Time Jet Bus that reaches speeds near 367 MPH, the famous Port-O-Jet Outhouse, and a Jet Powered Humvee. He is currently the top-booking act in the industry.
Air Force Heritage Flight
Founded in 1997 by the U.S. Air Force, Heritage Flight performances feature modern fighter/attack aircraft flying alongside World War II, Korea and Vietnam-era aircraft in a dramatic display of our nation’s air power history. This year's air show will feature the F-22 and a P-51.
The Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, The SkyHawks, is Canada’s only military parachute demonstration team. For over 40 years, they have represented Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces to over 75 million spectators worldwide under their signature Canadian flag parachutes. Bringing their parachutes in close proximity to build formations in the sky, the team puts on a spectacular show. Performing these aerobatic parachute formations requires a high level of skill and courage; and is known as Canopy Relative Work.
Precision Exotics partners with some of the biggest names in the airshow industry to bring unique performances such as car vs car or car vs plane in high speed runway races to select air shows across the country.
Friends of Jenny
Friends of Jenny, LLC., is a non-profit (501C3) organization founded to bring the early American Aviation story to the general public in the form of a hands-on, flying 1917 Curtiss JN-4 Biplane. Big, clumsy, underpowered, the Curtiss JN-4 is truly a classic airplane, for it gave wings to early aviation in a way that no other aircraft could have done. As of now, of the eight thousand plus Jenny’s manufactured, only seven are currently flying in the US.
Dream Big Entertainment
There is nothing in the world that can match the experience of piloting a fighter jet. So few people receive the opportunity to fly these magnificent machines; most of us can only dream of the experience.
Air Force A-10
This incredible plane has something of an underdog story. What began in the 1970s as a slow-flying plane is now hailed as virtually indestructible. It has been called an "unbreakable beast." Come see this amazing feat of Air Force technology. Though there won't be a performance by this plane, it will still be a sight worth admiring.