The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will roar over Milwaukee's lakefront in early August this year.
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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The action begins along Milwaukee's lakefront at 11:00 a.m. both days.
The free event on Oct. 13-14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day is the only air show in the United States to host three jet demonstration teams including the world-renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
After a five year hiatus, the Lauderdale Air Show returns to Fort Lauderdale on April 28 – 29, 2012