2013 AirPower over Hampton Roads announced

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 @ 12:04PM

The Langley open house, “AirPower over Hampton Roads,” has been scheduled for May 3 through 5, 2013 at Langley Air Force Base, Va.

The air show is slated to host a mix of military and civilian performances and static displays, and in previous years, has hosted demonstrations by numerous national performers, such the Air Force premier demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, said A.J. Gross, deputy air show director.

All air-show performers attend the International Convention of Air Shows, hosted by the International council of Air Shows, to set schedule for the 2013 season. The International Council of Air Shows held its first convention in 1967, and since then has gathered the air show community every year to exchange ideas, conduct business and begin the process of planning the upcoming season.

The 2012 ICAS Convention will be held on December 10 through 13 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas.

Once the convention has concluded and the 2013 schedules are set, Langley AFB will be able to formulate an itinerary of the 2013 show.

Like previous open houses, the 2013 air show will be kicked-off the Friday prior to the event. The gates are scheduled to open at 5 p.m., and will include a concert, a night air show, and a fireworks display.

Saturday and Sunday the gates will open at 9 a.m. and the show is slated to start at 11 a.m. The performances will last all day, concluding at 5 p.m.

To the Air Force, AirPower over Hampton Roads is a way to give back to the local community for their continued support of Langley’s missions and operations, said Gross.

“The air show provides a great opportunity to give the surrounding community a chance to the capabilities of the world’s greatest air force,” said Gross. “It’s important to see what we do here at Langley AFB.”

by Airman 1st Class R. Alex Durbin
633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs


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