This year's Intel Oregon International Air Show Presented by Standard TV & Appliance is not only bigger and better, it's got more performers lined up than we can fit into just one e-mail! The performers and ground displays keep stacking up, and we've added four more to the bill. This year is shaping up to be an impressive representation of some of the most impressive and most intimidating aircraft to ever take to the skies.
There was a time when helicopters were used for little more than transportation. That quickly changed with the dawning of the Cobra AH-1. First used by the Army during the Tet Offensive in 1968, the Cobra continued on as a wartime staple throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
There's nothing quite like seeing a team of truly expert skydivers freefalling at speeds of up to 120 MPH in perfect formation. The U.S. Air Force Wings of Blue are truly a step above other performers. When they aren't performing or competing, they are training cadets to make their first freefall jump completely unassisted as part of the AM-490 program.
Take a glance at one of the most advanced tactical fighters of our day as it sits humbly for your viewing pleasure. First manufactured by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) in 1972, the F-15C expects to remain in active duty throughout the mid-2020s.
Take a look back through history as you stand in awe in front of this single-engine German fighter aircraft from the Erickson Aircraft Collection. A prominent figure during World War II, the FW-190 was operated as a day fighter, fighter-bomber and ground-attack aircraft.
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