2019 aircraft displays
more displays we be added to the list as they confirm attendance
Civil Air Patrol Prince William Composite Squadron
On July 1, 1946, President Harry Truman signed Public Law 476 incorporating Civil Air Patrol as a benevolent, nonprofit organization. On May 26, 1948, Congress passed Public Law 557 permanently establishing Civil Air Patrol as the auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force. Three primary mission areas were set forth at that time: aerospace education, cadet programs, and emergency services.
Civil Air Patrol provides external education programs for the aviation community and public at large, as well as internal training for our members. Prince William Composite Squadron accomplishes both aspects of this mission: we conduct orientation flights in CAP aircraft; hold aerospace and other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) training for youth; host a variety of interesting speakers from the aviation and cyberspace industries; and support local teachers through our elementary and middle school programs.
Cessna O-2 Skymaster
The Cessna O-2 Skymaster (nicknamed "Oscar Deuce") is a military version of the Cessna 337 Super Skymaster, used for forward air control (FAC) and psychological operations (PSYOPS) by the US military between 1967 and 2010.
EAA Chapter 186
EAA chapter 186 is part of the worldwide network of EAA chapters. EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 170,000 plus members enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. To find out more about EAA and our programs and services, please visit our home page at EAA.org.
American Aviation - Airplane Flight School
American Aviation is a leading flight school in the Washington DC region that provides Part 61 and Part 141 flight training as well as aircraft brokerage, sales, management and consulting. They are the sister company of American Helicopters Inc and are based at Manassas Regional Airport.
Virginia Airborne Search & Rescue Squad R-44 Raven II
The Virginia Airborne Search & Rescue Squad’s (VASARS) mission is to assist in the recovery of lost or distressed citizens, assist in the location and apprehension of suspected criminals/ fugitives and locate lost Alzheimer patients or autistic children upon the request of any local, state or federal agency requiring “eyes in the sky.” VASARS will provide trained and certified flight crews to these agencies, at no cost to the taxpayer. VASARS will assist in any operation where a citizen may be in danger or a law enforcement need requires a helicopter for aerial support. Our highly trained and professional team of search & rescue pilots and flight officers volunteer their time flying to save lives.
American Helicopters - Helicopter Flight School
American Helicopters Inc provides Part 61 and Part 141 flight instruction in helicopters. They fly the Robinson R22, R44 and have a Bell Long Ranger for turbine training. They have been in business at Manassas Regional Airport since 2003 and are the leading helicopter flight school in the region.
Aviation Adventures - Airplane Flight School
Aviation Adventures is an airplane flight school at Manassas Regional Airport. They offer flight training in a variety of aircraft from their offices in Manassas and at other airports in the region.
PHI Air Medical - EC-135 Medivac Helicopter
PHI Air Medical is the leading air ambulance provider across the country, providing air medical services and outreach education to local communities and leading healthcare systems. We safely transport more than 30,000 patients each year, operating out of more than 65 bases across the United States. At each base, we maintain a dedicated crew of pilots, nurses and communications specialists – all exceptionally trained and ready to respond.
TBM Avenger - Capital Wing, Commemorative Air Force
The Capital Wing TBM-3E Avenger is a Grumman designed (TBF) aircraft built under license by GM in New Jersey in 1945. Assigned initially to the US Marine Corps, we know that this aircraft served as a replacement aircraft in several USMC training units in California from 1945 to 1948 and then was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy in 1952. It was modified by Fairey Aviation (Canada) as an AS3M for anti-submarine warfare (turret removed; ASW operator station installed in its place; and MAD boom installed). Acquired by Forest Protection in New Brunswick (called Tanker 18) after this service, it was modified as a spray plane with a protruding conformal tank in the bomb bay (doors removed and discarded) and a fairing installed on the aft part of canopy where the turret originally was.
CAF HQ assigned the aircraft to the Capital Wing in July, 2008 and the Avenger was moved to Jack Kosko’s restoration facility in Fawn Grove, PA that fall. Major restoration efforts began early in the first quarter of 2009 and final restoration of the TBM into its original WWII configuration was basically completed with over $200,000 spent in May 2014. Maintenance flight operations were done in early 2014 at Hagerstown, FAA approval for return to flight status received and the aircraft flown the home base of the Capital Wing at Culpeper Regional Airport.
L-5 Sentinel - Capital Wing, Commemorative Air Force
The L-5 "Gayle Ann" represents one of the most decorated L-5's flown by the 25th Liaison Squadron, 13th Air Force, supporting the Allied WWII drive from Australia through New Guinea back to the Philippines. The crew, consisting of pilot, SSGT Jerry Felter, and forward air controller, Capt. Leo Kellett, made up what was considered to be the finest FAC Team in 13th Air Force. In fact, the records show that this crew was involved in the birth of the airborne FAC concept, proving the value of directing air strikes on enemy ground positions from an airborne perspective. The aircraft cowling shows completion of 15 FAC missions as well as a Japanese boat silhouette for the sinking of that boat with submachine gun fire and grenades. One of the major accomplishments of the 25th LS occurred between 10-25 December 1944 when the unit dropped nearly 397,000 pounds of material with 1,250 sorties to the re-supply the cutoff 11th Airborne Division in the Philippines. Included in the drops was a 300-bed field hospital and Christmas dinner. The one-day record for the mission was 36,000 pounds delivered, using aircraft with a payload of about 300 pounds. In addition to FAC and re-supply missions, the 25th flew reconnaissance and performed air-evac of wounded soldiers in the face of enemy fire. This unit received two Presidential Unit Citations for their combat operations.
T-6 Texan - Capital Wing, Commemorative Air Force
The North American Aviation T-6 Texan was a single-engine advanced traineraircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II and the 1950s.
Designed by North American Aviation, the T-6 is known by a variety of designations depending on the model and operating air force. The USAAC and USAAF designated it as the AT-6, the United States Navy the SNJ, and British Commonwealth air forces, the Harvard, the name it is best known by outside of the US. After 1962, US forces designated it the T-6.
United States Marine Corps V-22 Osprey
In addition to Presidential and VIP support, the “Nighthawks” of HMX-1 maintains the role as the primary Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) unit for Marine assault support helicopters and related equipment. Indeed, the same pilots and aircrew supporting the President are often testing and evaluating aircraft and systems used by the Fleet Marine Forces. HMX-1 aircraft and Marines also support the Marine Corps Combat Development Command in the development of helicopter tactics, techniques and landing force equipment, as well as for student demonstrations and helicopter indoctrination. The squadron currently operates a fleet of “White Top” VH-3D "Sea King" and VH-60N "White Hawk” and the “Green Top” MV-22B "Osprey".
US Navy T-6 Texan II
The T-6A Texan II is a single-engine, two-seat primary trainer designed to train Joint Primary Pilot Training, or JPPT, students in basic flying skills common to U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots.
Aurora Flight Science DA-42 "Centaur" Twinstar
Aurora Flight Sciences’ Centaur combines the best of manned and
unmanned surveillance aircraft capabilities. Developed from the
Diamond DA42 Multi Purpose Platform, Centaur provides a versatile,
flexible airborne sensing platform, with exceptional range, high
efficiency and extremely low life cycle cost for a range of mission types
including defense, intelligence, law enforcement and science. Centaur
is available as an Optionally-Piloted Aircraft (OPA), a manned Special
Mission Aircraft (SMA) and an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).