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Airshow Aircraft, Aerial Acts & Space and STEM participants confirmed

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  • Kirtland PA

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The Kirtland Air and Space Fiesta, on May 18, will feature the Air Force Thunderbirds, Space and STEM Pavilion and several other aerial acts and displayed aircraft.

Scheduled static displays include: B-52 Stratofortress; C-17 Globemaster III; F-35 Lightning II; HH-60G Pave Hawk; HC/MC-130J Combat King II/Commando II; CV-22 Osprey; UH-1N Huey; T-38 Talon; TH-1 Civil Air Patrol Glider and Search and Rescue aircraft. 

Scheduled aerial acts include:  Air Force Thunderbirds; USAFA Wings of Blue (Parachute & Sailplane/Glider Demo); 58th Special Operations Wing Capabilities Demo (HC/MC-130J, HH-60, UH-1, CV-22); Chili Flight Vans RV Experimental Aircraft; Greg Shelton Wing Walk; Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Truck; Vertigo Airshows; Keith Davis; Jacque B; Vampire Aerobatics and a Warbird Aerial Review (TBM Avenger, A-26, B-17, B-25, T-6).

The Space and STEM Pavilion will have flight simulators, demonstrations and displays by: NASA AMES Research Center; Virgin Galactic; Air Force Space Command; F.I.R.S.T. Robotics; Sandia National Laboratories; Air Force Research Laboratory; Albuquerque Rocket Society; American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; COSMIAC@ UNM; Defense Threat Reduction Agency; National Museum of Nuclear Science and History; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; New Mexico State University; Northrup Grumman; Space and Missile Systems Center; Spaceport NM; Starfire Optical Range; Tuskegee Airmen; University of New Mexico School Rocket Club and others.

The airshow is free and open to the general public. 

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Note to the Editor:  Media inquiries should be directed to the Kirtland AFB Public Affairs office at
S505-846-5991. Media interested in attending can get preferred parking and a full media package by emailing your information (email, phone number, and affiliation) to