USMC Harrier Added to Stellar LA County Air Show Line Up

  • Feb 5, 2015 2:26pm GMT

LOS ANGELES (February 5, 2015) -- The United States Air Force Thunderbirds Jet Demonstration Team will rock the skies of LA County headlining the Los Angeles County Air Show, powered by Lockheed Martin and fueled by Toyota, March 21st and 22nd at William J. Fox Airport. Tickets are on sale now at

In addition to the Thunderbirds performance, air show fans can catch the amazing ingenuity of the U.S. Marine Corps Harrier Jump Jet. It literally renders spectators speechless! Arguably, one of the greatest breakthroughs in aircraft technology, the unique Harrier Jump Jet is capable of vertical takeoffs and landings, providing the Marine Corps with mobility, flexibility and firepower. Don’t miss the rare opportunity to see this remarkable aircraft strut its stuff!

“We’re excited to host the USAF Thunderbirds, the U.S. Marine Corps Harrier Jump Jet as well as some of the top aerobatic performers in the nation,” said Dennis Dunbar, executive director of the Los Angeles County Air Show. “We have another thrilling show planned and these performers are just the tip of the iceberg. Fans can look forward to more exciting announcements in the coming weeks.”

In addition to the Thunderbirds and the Harrier, the Air Show will showcase world-renowned aerobatic performers, warbirds and vintage aircraft that will inspire fans of all ages. Performers include (but are not limited to):

Gene Soucy Biplane Solo – Tearing up the sky in his ShowCat with combination smoke, noise and elegance. Wingwalking - Featuring Teresa Stokes as she climbs about the wings of the ShowCat, piloted by aviation legend Gene Soucy. Matt Younkin – Matt’s Beech 18 performance is likely the most unusual act to be performed at an air show as the Beech 18 wasn’t designed for aerobatic flight. Bill Stein – Precision aerobatics in a dazzling state-of-the-art Zivko Edge 540. Otto the Helicopter – Designed to excite the younger Air Show fan, Otto’s extreme flying is a sight to behold – amazing even the most seasoned helicopter pilots around!

On the ground, spectators will be able to explore static aircraft displays, interact with pilots and crew members and experience attractions and educational exhibits designed to promote STEM.

Calling all volunteers! The Airshow is looking for Antelope Valley’s finest volunteers to join the team for a weekend of hard work and a lot of fun. The next volunteer meeting is Tuesday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Transit Authority Bldg., 42210 6th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534.

Volunteers will learn about what it takes to get involved, available opportunities, meet Airshow team managers, ask questions and get the inside scoop. In order to volunteer, one must be at least 18 years old and available for a minimum of 8 – 10 hours both Friday and Saturday, March 21-22, 2015. For additional information and/or to apply for a volunteer position please visit the website. Make sure to save the date and attend the volunteer meeting so you can get involved, have fun and give back to your community!