Thunderbirds To Headline Milwaukee Air, Water Show

MILWAUKEE --

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will roar over Milwaukee's lakefront in early August this year.

The

Milwaukee Air & Water Show

announced the event will run Aug. 6-7, with practice beginning from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 5.

The event is held between Bradford Beach and McKinley Park.

Other performers include the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Team, Air Force A-10 Warthog Demo Team, Air Force Viper East F-16 Demo Team, Air Force C-17 Demo Team, U.S. Coast Guard SAR Demo, Lima Lima Aerobatic Team, Lucas Oil Aerobatics featuring Mike Wiscus, Embry Riddle University Aerobatics featuring Matt Chapman, Firebirds, Bill Stein, Viper Airshows, Navy F/A 18 Demo Team and other additional state-of-the-art military aircraft.

"The Wisconsin Air National Guard's 128th Air Refueling Wing, which is Milwaukee's own hometown Air Force, also provides a critical element for the success of the air show by providing a location for aircraft parking and maintenance support to make this event possible," said Paul Rogers, president of the Milwaukee Air & Water Show.

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