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Learn more about the Hammond Northshore Regional Airshow 2018
OCTOBER 20th & 21st of 2018

Freedom, Then & Now

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The Hammond Airshow Foundation chose the theme “Freedom Then and Now” for the 2018 airshow to bring awareness to the public of the important role the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport  played in training our troops during WWII

Top Featured Attraction | F-22 Raptor

The F-22 Raptor is the Air Force's newest fighter aircraft. Its combination of stealth, super cruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in war fighting capabilities and it's the Hammond Airshow's newest attraction!
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MORE ABOUT The us air force's f-22 raptor

A combination of sensor capability, integrated avionics, situational awareness, and weapons provides first-kill opportunity against threats. The F-22 possesses a sophisticated sensor suite allowing the pilot to track, identify, shoot and kill air-to-air threats before being detected. Significant advances in cockpit design and sensor fusion improve the pilot's situational awareness. In the air-to-air configuration the Raptor carries six AIM-120 AMRAAMs and two AIM-9 Sidewinders.
The F-22 has a significant capability to attack surface targets. In the air-to-ground configuration the aircraft can carry two 1,000-pound GBU-32 Joint Direct Attack Munitions internally and will use on-board avionics for navigation and weapons delivery support. In the future air-to-ground capability will be enhanced with the addition of an upgraded radar and up to eight small diameter bombs. The Raptor will also carry two AIM-120s and two AIM-9s in the air-to-ground configuration.
The F-22 has a significant capability to attack surface targets. In the air-to-ground configuration the aircraft can carry two 1,000-pound GBU-32 Joint Direct Attack Munitions internally and will use on-board avionics for navigation and weapons delivery support. In the future air-to-ground capability will be enhanced with the addition of an upgraded radar and up to eight small diameter bombs. The Raptor will also carry two AIM-120s and two AIM-9s in the air-to-ground configuration.
The F-22 engines produce more thrust than any current fighter engine. The combination of sleek aerodynamic design and increased thrust allows the F-22 to cruise at supersonic airspeeds (greater than 1.5 Mach) without using afterburner -- a characteristic known as super cruise. Super cruise greatly expands the F-22 's operating envelope in both speed and range over current fighters, which must use fuel-consuming afterburner to operate at supersonic speeds.
General Characteristics

Primary function: air dominance, multi-role fighter

Contractor: Lockheed-Martin, Boeing

Power plant: two Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 turbofan engines with afterburners and two-dimensional thrust vectoring nozzles.

Thrust: 35,000-pound class (each engine)

Wingspan: 44 feet, 6 inches (13.6 meters)

Length: 62 feet, 1 inch (18.9 meters)

Height: 16 feet, 8 inches (5.1 meters)

Weight: 43,340 pounds (19,700 kilograms)
Maximum takeoff weight: 83,500 pounds (38,000 kilograms)
Fuel capacity: internal: 18,000 pounds (8,200 kilograms); with 2 external wing fuel tanks: 26,000 pounds (11,900 kilograms)

Payload: same as armament air-to-air or air-to-ground load outs; with or without two external wing fuel tanks.

Speed:  Mach two class with super cruise capability

Range: more than 1,850 miles ferry range with two external wing fuel tanks (1,600 nautical miles)

Ceiling: above 50,000 feet (15 kilometers)

Armament: one M61A2 20-millimeter cannon with 480 rounds, internal side weapon bays carriage of two AIM-9 infrared (heat seeking) air-to-air missiles and internal main weapon bays carriage of six AIM-120 radar-guided air-to-air missiles (air-to-air load out) or two 1,000-pound GBU-32 JDAMs and two AIM-120 radar-guided air-to-air missiles (air-to-ground load out)

Crew: one

Unit cost: $143 million

MORE ABOUT SKIP STEWART & HIS PROMETHEUS BIOPLANE

Prometheus the flying machine is part Pitts Special and the rest is the vision of Skip Stewart. Starting life as a Pitts S-2S, Prometheus was modified to give Skip the airshow machine he wanted. This flying machine looks like a good old American hot rod. The horsepower was increased to (400), the big three bladed prop reminds you of oversized racing slicks, the rear canted landing gear makes it look fast sitting on the ground and the paint job yells "street rod."
Climb rate 4000 FPM
Max speed 300 MPH
Stall speed 58 MPH
Empty weight 1146 LBS
Range 405 miles
As the recipient of the 2013 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship and the 2015 Art Scholl Award, Skip Stewart has proven to be one of the most entertaining Airshow pilots in the world today. With over ten thousand hours of flying experience, being an Airline Transport Pilot, Boeing 727, and MD-11 Captain, a Certified Flight Instructor, having owned and operated an aerobatic flight school, earned Gold Medals in regional aerobatic competitions, served as Chief Pilot for a Fortune 100 company and with more than fourteen years entertaining airshow fans around the World, Skip feels comfortable saying that he is one of the very best in the business today. Skip's flying has been featured in magazines that include Plane & Pilot, Smithsonian Air & Space, AOPA, Sports Illustrated, World Airshow News, Auto Pilot, as well as in multiple other domestic and international publications. Skip Stewart is the first pilot to fly an airplane under a jumping motorcycle at an Airshow and he also flies with several other pilots forming shows such as the renowned TinStix of Dynamite Act.

Featured Act | AEROSHELL AEROBATIC TEAM

The Hammond AirShow will now feature one of the nation's top shows. The AeroShell Aerobatic Team has been performing for over twenty-five years, amassing thousands of hours in front of airshow fans all over North America.
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More about Aeroshell's North American Advanced Trainer-AT-6 Texan

Nicknamed "The Pilot Maker," the North American AT-6 Texan first appeared in 1938. Originally designed as a basic trainer for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). The Texan was the primary training platform for all U.S. airmen in World War II that went on to fly fighter aircraft such as the P-51 Mustang, F4U Corsair, P-40 Warhawk, and others.
Engine: Pratt & Whitney R-1340 AN-1
Wing Span: 42 FT
Length: 29 FT 6 IN
Maximum Take0Off Weight 5.617 LBS
Maximum Level Speed: 212 MPH
Normal Range: 870 MILES

Featured Act | Shockwave Jet Truck

Drag Racing Excitement is here! Hammond will now host with the world's fastest semi, the one and only Shockwave Jet Truck. Get ready for more fire, more smoke, more speed, and more fun!
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More about the world's Fastest Semi-Truck Ever

Shockwave is one of three jet-powered American trucks. Namely, Shockwave, a Peterbilt semi, and Super Shockwave, a 1957 Chevy, Bob Motz drives the third.
Shockwave is the first of the Shockwave trucks. It currently holds the world record for jet-powered full-sized trucks at 376 miles per hour (605 km/h). The truck has three Westinghouse J34-48 jets, which allow the truck to complete the quarter-mile in 6.63 seconds.

Show Announcer | Luke Carrico

Air Show Announcer Luke Carrico provides the very best in showmanship and presentation for aerial events nationwide. Luke's modern and exciting presentation of the aerial action puts the show back in air show and now, he's part of Hammond Air Show!
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More about Luke

Luke Carrico announced his very first air show at the age of fourteen. After being inspired by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flying over his hometown, Luke began a lifelong passion of aviation that is shown in his enthusiasm and demeanor announcing at aerial events all across North America.
A licensed pilot and charismatic entertainer, Luke's air show commentary has been broadcast live on NBC, FOX, & ABC affiliates, live radio, and internet streaming. Since 2008, he has announced at some of the greatest aerial events in the nation with attendance ranging from small corporate events of 50 to large public events in excess of 700,000.
​Luke is proactive in all facets of aviation whether it be military, commercial, or sport and enjoys flying recreationally. He is a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS).

Ace maker Airshows shooting star T-33

Hammond is now in for an awesome performance from Ace Maker Airshows' showcase of the Shooting Star T-33, America's first operational Jet Fighter and Trainer. Featuring a world class aerobatic demo with smoke.
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More about ace maker airshow's shooting Star T-33

The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (or T-Bird) is a subsonic American jet trainer aircraft. It was produced by Lockheed and made its first flight in 1948 piloted by Tony LeVier. The T-33 was developed from the Lockheed P-80/F-80 starting as TP-80C/TF-80C in development, then designated T-33A. It was used by the U.S. Navy initially as TO-2 then TV-2, and after 1962, T-33B. The last operator of the T-33, the Bolivian Air Force, retired the type in July 2017, after 44 years of service.[1]
The T-33 was developed from the Lockheed P-80/F-80 by lengthening the fuselage by slightly over three feet and adding a second seat, instrumentation, and flight controls. It was initially designated as a variant of the P-80/F-80, the TP-80C/TF-80C.[2]
Originally designated the TF-80C, the T-33 made its first flight on 22 March 1948 with U.S. production taking place from 1948 to 1959. The US Navy used the T-33 as a land-based trainer starting in 1949. It was designated the TV-2, but was redesignated the T-33B in 1962. The Navy operated some ex-USAF P-80Cs as the TO-1, changed to the TV-1 about a year later. A carrier-capable version of the P-80/T-33 family was subsequently developed by Lockheed, eventually leading to the late 1950s to 1970s T2V-1/T-1A SeaStar. The two TF-80C prototypes were modified as prototypes for an all-weather two-seater fighter variant which became the F-94 Starfire. A total of 6,557 T-33s were produced, 5,691 of them by Lockheed, as well as 210 by Kawasaki and 656 by Canadair.
Lockheed T-33/Canadair CT-33 Specifications:Engine:

Allison J-33/Rolls Royce Nene 10
Power: 5200/5400 lbs thrust
Max Speed: 505 kts/.80M
Ceiling: 45,000 ft
Range: 1350 nm
Length: 37' 8"
Height: 11' 8"
Wing Span: 42'5" w/tip tanks
Max weight: 16,800 lbs 
Max Fuel: 677 imp/810 U.S. gallons

A-26 INVADER SQUADRON

Experience the performance of a fighter with the strength of a bomber today!  The CAF Invader Squadron offers rides currently in the Douglas A-26 Invader.
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More about the Commemorative Air Force's A-26 Invader “Night Mission” aircraft

A-26B SN# 43-7140 was built in 1943 it was the 328th A26B built at the Douglas plant in Long Beach, Calif. It was delivered to the USAAF on December 8, 1944 and given the USAAF serial number of 41-39427. It served with the following military units listed below:
On March 13, 1950, the aircraft was stricken from the USAF inventory and sold on the civilian market.
The aircraft spent 2 years in storage until Alex Oser, a scrap dealer bought it and 13 other A26's in January of 1952. On March 19, 1952, the aircraft was sold to Texas Railway Equipment Co. of Houston; this aircraft being one of nine sold to this company. Later, seven of the aircraft ended up going to the French Air Force.
The aircraft went through major modifications in April of 1953 when the aircraft was completely disassembled and all systems inspected and repaired or overhauled. It was at this time the aircraft was converted to an executive transport with many luxuries and modifications being done to the aircraft by Grand Central Aircraft Co. of Glendale, California.

Greg Koontz & the Alabama Boys

The Hammond AirShow has just signed Greg Koontz & his Alabama Boys Comedy Act. Greg Koontz has been performing in airshows since 1974, when he joined Col. Moser's Flying Circus and learned his trademark maneuvers from the best in the business.
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More about Greg Koontz, the Alabama Boys Comedy Act & their Piper J-3 Cub

This airshow season, Greg returns to his roots to bring back good old-fashioned family entertainment in the best flying circus tradition! With TWO complete airshow acts, Greg Koontz and the Alabama Boys are a complete airshow package!
Flown in the 1946 Piper J-3 Cub, this act begins as Greg - farmer Clem Cleaver - climbs up on the announcer's stand, demanding a flight lesson. Later in the show, he "steals" the plane and takes off alone, with his whole crew chasing. Grandpa shoots off a tire to get him down, and Clem lands on his pickup truck as it races down the runway.
Greg's Credentials:
Began in the airshow business in 1974 with Col. Moser’s Flying Circus
Performed in over 350 airshows
Over 1200 airshow performances accident free
Level one SAC card since 1976
Aerobatic Competency Evaluator
Chairman of ICAS ACE Committee

FMX Motocross Team

The Big Air Insanity FMX Team showcases some of the top Freestyle Motocross riders in the world. These riders have been added to the 2018 Hammond Northshore Regional Airshow to give the fans of Louisiana the most thrilling sensation in all of entertainment.

More about The FMX Motocross Team and their moto sky-fly finale

The Big Air Insanity FMX Team is the perfect blend of athletic ability and X-treme stunt performances. Each rider will soar up to 70 feet in the air, from a mechanical take-off ramp to a mechanical landing ramp, while crafting their own show of daring stunt routines including:
The Bar Hop, Lazy Boy, Coffin, Pendulum, Stripper, Cliffhanger, Cordova, Whip, Double Grab, Indian Air, Superman, Sterilizer, Executioner, Rock Solid, Heart Attack and...

the heart stopping finale of a jump over a moving airplane flown by Skip Stewart

Wild Blue Rodeo

Hammond Northshore Regional Airshow is now welcoming  “Wild Blue Rodeo”, an RV-8 act out of Tampa FL flown by Covington native, USAF Lt Col Josh Boudreaux.
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Misty Blues Jump Team

There are approximately 35,000 active skydivers in North America, and only 15% are women! The Misty Blues team is 100% women and now they'll be performing next October at the Hammond Airshow.
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Kevin Coleman

Now Signed - Louisiana native, airshow performer and youngest Red Bull Air Race participant ever, Kevin Coleman.
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Kids' zone

Special Event Fun!
Unlike most airshows, admission will be completely free! Our Kids Zone includes bounce houses, slides, & more!

Additional Attractions

B-2 SPIRIT BOMBER

America's heavy penetration strategic bomber, featuring low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses; will also be making an appearance at the Hammond Northshore Regional Airshow

AMERCAN P-52

America's heavy penetration strategic bomber, featuring low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses; will also be making an appearance at the Hammond Northshore Regional Airshow

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$8 children  |  $35 VIP

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