July 24th-25th • Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4
Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, MN. See the map below for location of entrance gates.
• 30+ airplanes on the ramp and in the air!
• A giant hangar full of VIPs, exhibiters and shade.
• Pancake breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday from 8 to 11.
Strollers, Wagons, Backpacks, Chairs
Water allowed (if in own refillable container)
Pets, Food, Coolers, Smoking, Alcohol, Guns
We love our Very Important Persons! They brave the heat or the cold to come out and share their experiences with young people. Here is a list of the VIPs who have agreed to join us this year–
Curt Brown – NASA Astronaut/Challenger Commander
John A Clark (Saturday) – B-17 pilot
Ralph Delperdang – RF-4C WSO (weapons systems operator)
Dick Donaldson – B-29 pilot
Dan Farkas (Saturday) – Navy A-1 Skyraider pilot
Jim Floring – Forward Air Controller
Tom Harrison – F-16 pilot
Robert Holmstrom – B-24 tail gunner
Mike Huttner – C-130 pilot
Leonard Jankowski – Anti-submarine warfare
Ronald Kelly – F-86 pilot
Joe Latham – F-4 Phantom pilot, 1 MiG kill
Dave Lundin – Anti-submarine warfare
T.J. Mannion (Sunday) – Navy AD Skyraider pilot
Jim McDougall (Saturday) – Black Cat PBY pilot
Col. Joe McPhail, USMC. Corsair and Wildcat pilot
Bruce Myers (Saturday) – USN F-14 RIO
Lt Col Alex Plechash, USMC (Ret.) – F-4 Phantom pilot
Kirk Ransom – USAF RF-4C pilot
Mike Rehbein – C-130 flight engineer
Jim Rasmussen – B-17 navigator
Glen Sell – B-52 EWO
Bruce Young – Forward Air Controller
Here are some of the planes slated to come to the show– an incredible line-up of top warbirds.
We are very pleased that renowned airshow announcer Luke Carrico will be doing the honors for our presentation before heading off to do Oshkosh the very next week. Luke has 16 airshows lined up for this summer alone. He has been invited to participate in some of the largest and most prestigious air shows in the country, and serves as an annually emcee & presenter at the annual International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) convention in Las Vegas each year.
Thank you to our sponsors who help make the AirExpo possible!