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The Thunder of Niagara Air Show 2011 will once again shake the skys over the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, September 10-11.The headline act will be the USAF Thunderbirds.
The show, taking place on the 10th Anniversary of the events of September 11th, will honor our first responders and US military. It will also showcase the accomplishments of military aviation with a wide variety of aerial performances and static displays available for public viewing. This event is FREE and open to the general public.
2011 Thunder of Niagara Air Show
Tentative Schedule of Events/Performers
9:00 am: Gates and Attractions Open
11:00 am: Procession, “A 10 Year Remembrance of the Attacks on 9/11,
Commemorating Police, Fire, and our U.S. Military that answered the call.
- NOCO Jet Car
- Jelly Belly Barnstorming Act by Kent Pietsch
- Rick Volker Airshows, Sukhoi SU-26M
- Radius Airshows, Manfred Radius, “The King of Sailplane Aerobatics”
- Navy F-18 Rhino Demo Team
- John Klatt Airshow, John Klatt, Extra 300 sponsored by the Air National Guard
- Fighter Jets, Inc, MiG-17F, flown by Randy Ball
- Wounded Warrior Demo Team, P-51 & L-39
- Multiple Heavy Warbirds
- Man vs Jumbo Jet Act, Mark Kirsch, Man Pulls Aircraft
- Flybys: KC-135, T-38, B-1, B-2, and B-52
- C-130 Airdrop
- USAF Thunderbirds Military Jet Team
*This is a tentative line up in no particular order.
*Air Show acts are subject to change without notice
Journey to Tomorrow
Air Force air shows are valuable community events that increase public awareness and understanding of the armed forces and the mission, policies and programs of the United States Air Force. Military air shows support recruiting by inspiring patriotism and encouraging young men and women to serve in the military. In addition, we at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station like to host air shows as a way to thank the community for their never ending support of the base.
What is NIMAC?
Niagara Military Affairs Council (NIMAC) is a non-profit organization and their mission is to support the continued growth and prosperity of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. NIMAC serves as a liaison to promote communication between the base, the community, other local military units, business, and government.
The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station is the last U.S. Air Force Installation in the State of New York and the largest federal facility in the region. The station is home to the 914th Airlift Wing and the 107th Airlift Wing. The Niagara Falls International Airport also houses the 865th Support Hospital and 277th Quartermasters. Strategically located on the Canadian border between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, the base currently accommodates twelve C-130.
In 2005, NIMAC led the charge to rally community support against the Department of Defense recommendation to close the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, collecting over 126,300 letters for the BRAC Commission, the most collected for any base in the nation. Their efforts were rewarded in August 2005, when the BRAC Commission voted to remove the Niagara Falls Air Base from the list of recommended base closures.