ANKENY TO HOST USMC V-22 OSPREY DEMO TEAM

ANKENY TO HOST USMC V-22 OSPREY DEMO TEAM

Central Iowa Airshow selected as 1 of 4 Global Performances

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The Central Iowa Airshow, to be held August 23-25 at the Ankeny Regional Airport, has been selected to host the USMC V-22 Osprey Demo Flight team. The event is one of four global performances of the demo team scheduled this year. A record 3 aircraft will be present at Ankeny’s airshow - two for aerial performances and one for static display. The active Marine unit in command is VMM-165, based in Miramar, CA. VMM-165 is most notably recognized for their role in the evacuation of Saigon during the Vietnam war and the evacuation of U.S. Ambassador Graham Martin from Saigon in 1975.

The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is an American multi-mission, tiltrotor military aircraft with both vertical takeoff and landing, and short takeoff and landing capabilities. It is designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft.

In addition to the military demonstration and displays, the Central Iowa Airshow will showcase the world’s greatest aerial performers such as two-time Red Bull Air Race World Champion Kirby Chambliss, Skip Stewart, Kyle Franklin, the Phillips 66 Aerostars, Aeroshell, and many more. The 3-day family friendly event will feature two full afternoons of airshow performances on August 24 and 25th, as well as Night Flight powered by Rasmussen Group on August 23rd, the only night airshow and music festival combination in the world. The event will feature live music from 4 bands interspersed with air show performances, including a custom pyrotechnics from one of the aircraft performers.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at www.ciairshow.com. A portion of all sales will be donated to help save the Iowa Aviation Heritage Museum, located at the Ankeny Regional Airport.


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