LOS ANGELES COUNTY AIR SHOW – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S PREMIERE AIRSHOW
We are excited to host the U.S. Navy Blue Angels as part of our inaugural event, Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Fox Field. Air Show fans will be captivated by an array of exciting and thrilling jets, gravity-defying aerobatic performers and the rumble of historic aircraft. We’ll have something for everyone in the sky and on the ground!
Blue Angels Land at Fox Field AV Nice
Los Angeles County Air Show Chris Spicher of AntelopeValley Florist Interviews Captain Brandon Cordill.
Flying Blue Angel No.4, Captain Brandon Cordill, USMC (Slot) Flying Blue Angel
The Blue Angels is the United States Navy‘s flight demonstration squadron. The Blue Angels team was formed in 1946, making it the second oldest formal flying aerobatic team (under the same name) in the world, after the French Patrouille de France formed in 1931. The Blue Angels’ six demonstration pilots fly the F/A-18 Hornet, typically in more than 70 shows at 34 locations throughout the United States each year, where they still employ many of the same practices and techniques used in their aerial displays in 1946. An estimated 11 million spectators view the squadron during air shows each full year. The Blue Angels also visit more than 50,000 people in a standard show season (March through November) in schools and hospitals. Since 1946, the Blue Angels have flown for more than 260 million spectators.
KIRBY CHAMBLISS and Chris Spicher at at the LA CO. Air Show
Wow right here in the AV Kirby Chambliss of the Red Bulls in the Antelope valley Five time winner of the U.S. national aerobatic championship. – Current residence: Flying Crown Ranch, AZ – He is one of the best aerobatic pilots in the world. – One of only two American pilots ever to win the Red Bull Air Race world championship. – Flown more than 70 types of aircraft and logged over 26,000 hours ( that’s three years!) in the air.
Chambliss was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States. As a youngster, he wanted to be a pilot. His father taught him skydiving, and he loved the steep spiral in the sky the pilot put the plane into when bringing the skydivers back to the ground. During his high school years, he fueled aircraft to earn extra money. By December 1979 at the age of 20, Chambliss debuted in solo flying after formal flight training, and earned his private license the following March. In the beginning, he earned his living as a certified flight instructor and then as a night freight pilot.
His later job as a business jet pilot enabled him in 1985 to take aerobatic flight training and to buy his own aerobatic plane. Winning top honors in his very first contest, Chambliss worked the way up to the elite “unlimited” level. In 1997, he became member and then captain of the US Aerobatic Team. He won four U.S. national championships and a number of medals at the world championships. He holds the title 2000 Men’s Freestyle World Champion, and has logged over 26000 flying hours. In 2013, Chambliss lost power performing a high Alpha pass at the Illopango El Salvador Airshow. Chambliss exited his aircraft with minor injuries after a forced landing on a rocky embankment.
Chambliss enjoys performing in traditional airshows throughout the year when he is not training or competing. Since 2005, he takes part at the international aerobatic competition Red Bull Air Race World Series as a member of the Red Bull Team along with his team mate Hungarian Péter Besenyei. The champion of 2004, Chambliss finished the 2006 Series as the champion again with four wins of eight rounds on his Zivko Edge 540 aircraft. To stay in shape for enormousg-forces and exact timing, he trains three times a day and four days a week in the sky.
He lives with his wife and fellow pilot, Kellie, and their baby Karly Nicole live in a house in Flying Crown Ranch, Arizona, USA, attached to his hangar
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The Los Angeles County Air Show, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit corporation (status pending) dedicated to promoting the importance of aviation for continued economic growth, inspiration and educational opportunities for our youth, and enhancing awareness for the service and sacrifice of our military men and women. The mission of the Air Show will, in part, be accomplished by giving back to the needs of the community through a regional scholarship program for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math or aerospace. For more information about the Los Angeles County Air Show, please visit www.lacountyairshow.com.