Quad City Air Show
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|Quad City Airshow|
|Venue||Davenport Municipal Airport|
|Attendance||100,000 (2010) |
Performers and performances
The Quad City Airshow has been hosted at the Davenport Municipal Airport since 1987. It is in the top ten for the longest and best airshow in the U.S. The show has hosted all of the North American Military Demonstration Teams, and several International performers. The 2015 Air Show will be held on May 9th and 10th with the return of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. It will also feature Greg Colyer's Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star, The Dragon Airshow Team which flies a L-29 Delfín & a BAC 167 Strikemaster, Shockwave Jet Truck, and many others.
- Headline Performers
1988: No Headliner
1989: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
1990: No Headliner
June 1991: No Headliner
September 1991: Snowbirds
1992: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
1993: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
1994: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
1995: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
1996: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
1997: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
1998: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
1999: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
2000: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
2001: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
2002: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds & Snowbirds
2003: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
2004: Masters of Disaster
2005: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
2006: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
2007: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
2008: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
2009: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
2010: Tora! Tora! Tora!
2011: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
2012: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
2013: Tora! Tora! Tora!
2014: F-22 Raptor Demo Team & Randy Ball/FIGHTERJETS INC. (Mig-17)
2015: U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Red Star & The Dragon Airshow Team (L-29 Delfín & BAC 167 Strikemaster), & Greg Colyer/Ace Maker Airshows (T-33 Shooting Star)
- June 23, 2013 - John Klatt was forced to land his MX Aircraft MXS after he experienced an engine failure. He released the aircraft's canopy, which had become coated with oil, in order to regain forward visibility to land. He suffered some minor burns and bruises, but is otherwise fine. The aircraft is in need of repairs.
- September 1, 2012 - Glenn Smith, a member of the HopperFlight Team died while executing a crossover break maneuver when his Aero L-39C Albatros failed to pull out of a 45-degree bank and crashed into an alfalfa field while flying in formation. The aircraft was destroyed by the impact and post-impact fire.
- June 29, 1992 - An AV-8B Harrier II leaving the airshow crashed on take off, killing pilot Maj. Jeffrey Smith. The jet lost engine power on take off, and the pilot quickly ran out of runway. The Harrier veered left across a field and then dipped into a shallow drainage ditch, shearing off the nose and the main landing gear. He ejected, but later died from his injuries sustained. The jet was damaged beyond repair.
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