Pax River Air Expo ’16 – A Free Family Event at NAS Pax River

October 29, 2016

expo-logo-2Looking for something fun and free for the family to do at the end of October? Then come out to Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Air Expo ’16 on Oct. 29 and 30 featuring the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team.

The F-22 Raptor is the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft. Its combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century Air Force.

Also headlining Air Expo ’16 will be the Army’s Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team – The Black Daggers, and the Legacy Hornet Tac Demo F/A-18 Hornet demonstration.
Civilian acts include The Geico Skytypers, Art Nalls and the only civilian-owned AV/8B Harrier; Joe Edwards’ B-25 bomber “Panchito;” astronaut Joe Edwards performing in his T-28 Trojan; Charlie VandenBossche in his Yak -52; Scott Francis in the MXS; and more.

Ground acts include static displays, strongman Mark “Man vs. Impossible” Kirsch pulling aircraft under his own strength, and Precision Exotics’ aircraft-racing Lamborghini and Ferrari. Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase rides in the Precision Exotics vehicles during the Air Expo.

Proceeds from Air Expo ’16 benefit NAS Patuxent River’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department, which provides support and recreational services that contribute to the mental, physical and emotional well-being, retention, readiness and quality of life to single Sailors and Navy families.

Parking and admission to Air Expo ’16 are free. Gates open at 8 a.m.
No weapons or explosives, illegal substances, alcoholic beverages, glass containers, pets, bicycles, roller blades, skateboards, scooters, or backpacks are permitted on the show site. All persons, vehicles, diaper bags, camera bags, and purses are subject to search.

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Harris, Lockheed Martin, Marine Corps Aviation Association-John Glenn Squadron, Avian, USAA, AT&T, Cedar Point Federal Credit Union, and Deloitte are sponsors of Air Expo ’16. However, neither the Navy nor any other part of the federal government endorses any company, sponsor or their products or services.