Selfridge announces airshow acts
News Release 0504
March 29, 2005
For Immediate Release
Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. -- The 2005 Selfridge Airshow has finalized its list of scheduled acts for the May 21-22 event.
Dedicated to honoring veterans of the Vietnam War, the airshow will feature the Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Headlining the aerial attractions are the U.S. Navy's elite Blue Angels demonstration team and the United States Air Force Academy's Wings of Blue parachute team.
The show features a number of military aircraft including: F-16 "Fighting Falcons," C-130 "Hercules" transports and A-10 "Thunderbolts" from the Michigan Air National Guard; Air Force Reserve KC-135 "Stratotankers;" Coast Guard HH-65 "Dolphins," and additional parachute demonstrations from Michigan-based Army and Air Force units.
Civilian flying acts include the Collins Foundation McDonnell F-4D Phantom II, Jim LeRoy's Bulldog acrobatics, Greg Shelton's wing-walking, Julie Clark in the MOPAR T-34, Michael Hunter's Flight for Diabetes, Sean D. Tucker's Oracle Challenge and flights with the F-104 "Starfighter," F-100" Super Sabre," AC-47 "Spooky," MiG-17 "Fresco" among others.
"We are very exited by the high quality of acts attracted to the show this year," said Senior Vice President Larry Nichols of airshow title sponsor Huntington Bank. "It's a great chance for people to see some outstanding aerial displays and honor our military veterans."
For further details about the 2005 Selfridge Airshow, visit www.selfridgeairshow.org on the web or call (586) 307-6999.
Editors' Note: If you have questions regarding the above release or media arrangements, please contact 127th Wing Public Affairs at (586) 307-5576.