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Mcchord Air Show 2010

July 17, 2010 by staff 

Mcchord Air Show 2010Mcchord Air Show 2010:TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – The star of the air show this weekend at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord is the Patriots Jet Team civilians.

Fly four L-39 jet trainers.

The News Tribune of Tacoma reports move the group of signature is called the slide “tail.” Planes climb upwards until the speed reaches zero and they start falling tail-first through the smoke.

At 560 mph, the planes are slower than the Blue Angels or Thunderbirds, and that means they remain in view of the crowd. Lewis-McChord expected that 150,000 people each day Air Expo this weekend.

More than a dozen acts will take to the air, and nearly 50 types of aircraft will be on display at McChord Field. These include the C-5 Galaxy cargo, an F-16 and Chinook helicopters.

Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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