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HOMESTEAD Air Reserve Base, Fla. The thunderous roar of the United States Air Force Thunderbird's F-16 demonstration team will be tearing through the skies over Homestead Air reserve Base during the 2012 Wings Over Homestead Air Show, Nov 3 & 4. The event is a FREE family event and open to the public. There will be various static displays to see, a variety of food and beverages for sale, and plenty of fun for the whole family.
The Thunderbirds squadron is an Air Combat Command unit composed of eight pilots (including six demonstration pilots), four support officers, four civilians and more than 100 enlisted personnel performing in almost 30 job specialties.
Flying the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon, more than 280 million people in all 50 states and 57 foreign countries have seen the red, white, and blue jets in more than 3,500 aerial demonstrations.
Also announced for the 2012 show, is the U.S. Army parachute team, The Golden Knights. The "Knights" have performed more than 16,000 shows in all 50 states and 48 countries, reaching more than 20,000 people per show with their spectacular live parachute demonstrations.
After hosting extremely successful air shows in 2009 and 2010, Wings Over Homestead took a brief hiatus during the 2011 season to prepare for an Operation Readiness inspection.
Wings Over Homestead organizers are really excited to have the T-Birds and Golden Knights back in Homestead. In 2010, the air show was attended by almost 400,000 people, making it one of the largest shows attended in the country.
The 482nd Fighter Wing maintains and operates Homestead Air Reserve Base and will be hosting the event. The base consists of approximately 3,000 military and civilian members who reside here in South Florida. The 482nd Fighter Wing is a Reserve unit located 25 miles south of Miami and provides ready, trained, and equipped combat air power and agile combat support forces to the joint war fighter. Click HERE to learn more.