Warbirds in Review
Every hour on the hour throughout the WWII Airpower Expo 2016, a warbird or WWII vehicle will be the focus of a historical presentation by a moderator, historian, or pilot. The vehicles will then perform ground maneuvers and the planes will take to the air and make low passes in front of the crowd. The new showcase format promises a rich historical experience followed by a thrilling demonstration.
Spotlight on "The Flying Tigers"
Commanded by Claire Lee Chennault—whose early life was spent in Louisiana—The Flying Tigers were a storied group of US volunteers contracted to the Chinese air force who became known for daring maneuvers and a high level of combat success against the Japanese air force. The unit’s P-40 Warhawk aircraft were instantly recognizable by their iconic shark-face paint motif. Up to four P-40s will be the focus of a 2:00 p.m. Flying Tigers Showcase every day of the Expo.