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2015 Joint Base Andrews Airshow

2015 Joint Base Andrews Air Show

2015 Joint Base Andrews Airshow – Prince George’s County, Maryland

This weekend, we ventured out to Joint Base Andrews widely known for serving as the home base for Air Force One, to attend the 2015 Joint Base Andrews Airshow featuring some of the best aircraft and pilots in the world.  Along with some awesome aerial demonstrations, the field had static displays where you could enter the aircraft as well.

The 2015 Joint Base Andrews Air Show is the conclusion of week long activities in the Capital Region, to include the Air Force’s Birthday Week festival.  The F-35A, the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter, was the most impressive aircraft on display.  During the show, the aircraft was able to float backwards under full control.  The aircraft will replace the U.S. Air Force’s fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt II’s, which have been the main combatant aircraft for 20 years.

It was my first airshow and it definitely exceeded my expectations.  The action was basically non-stop the entire afternoon and the announcers and background music generated quite the powerful scene. Almost as impressive was the organization of the crowd and transportation set up to bring the thousands of spectators to the event from the Branch Avenue and RFK parking lots. All in all it was a great way to spend the day and our only regret was not having enough time to thoroughly visit the numerous static displays and booths peppered around the viewing areas.

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Jeff Grace

I’d like to hope that when I leave this earth, my family and friends believe something about me giving as fully as I could. To the people I love and to the areas of culture that excited me to build things. Then a lot of dancing, loud music and talking about what an idiot I made of myself during that process.

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