2007 Joint Services Open House

Andrews AFB, Maryland

May 19-20, 2007

Airshow report updated on June 5, 2007.



As in years past, Andrews AFB has always put together a spectacular flying display and an even more spectacular static display.  The 2007 show was no different, except several Andrews' staples were missing from the lineup.  There was no AH-64 Apache demonstration, no C-17 demonstration, and there was no mass paradrop from the 82nd Airborne.  However, since 2007 is the 60th Anniversary of the United States Air Force, a "history of flight" display was put together.  Aircraft that flew in the history of flight included a P-40 Warhawk, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-51D Mustang, B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell, C-47 Skytrain, F-86 Sabre, T-33 Shooting Star, C-17 Globemaster, and C-130 Hercules.  One of the finer points in the flyovers were the formation flybys by Jerry "Jive" Kerby in the T-33 and Dale "Snort" Snodgrass in the F-86.  Both pilots made several passes in formation before breaking off to do separate shorter one-pass performances.  That formation alone was worth the trip down to Andrews AFB.

Aerobatic pilots were at a rare large presence at Andrews this year, with Kirby Chambliss, Michael Hunter, John Klatt, Kevin Russo, Jill Long, Greg Poe, and Sean Tucker all performing, along with the Skytypers.  This was the first show where I got to see Kirby Chambliss' full performance, which is absolutely SPECTACULAR.  Kirby, being sponsored by Red Bull, was part of the entire "Red Bull Air Force", featuring several parachutists jumping from a Cessna, and Chuck Aaron in the BO105 helicopter.  Chuck is the only FAA certified helicopter aerobatic pilot and he puts on one wild performance in the BO105!  If you get a chance to see him fly, go.  This was also the first time for me to see Greg Poe fly, as I had met him at an ICAS Convention.  Greg flew an Edge 540 in previous airshow seasons, and debuted in 2007 with a new MX-2, powered entirely by ethanol.  The MX-2 is the newest aerobatic aircraft on the circuit today, with a carbon-fiber constructed fuselage, wings, and horizontal and vertical surfaces, a roll rate greater than 360º a second, and built to withstand 16± Gs.  Greg Poe, Gary Ward, and Rob Holland are among the many aerobatic pilots who are transitioning to the MX-2.

The star of the show this year was Major Paul "Max" Moga and the F-22.  Andrews AFB represented the fourth show site that received the newest demonstration profile by the F-22.  Max's demonstration is the best TACDEMO out there on the airshow circuit and I highly recommend you check out the demonstration if you can (if you're basing around my shows, go to Rhode Island, NAS Oceana, Columbus, and Nellis AFB).  The F-22 demonstration is best performed when there are a few high, scattered clouds near show center, as the clouds give a great perspective on the aircraft as it is performing maneuvers such as the power loop and the tail slide.

Overall, the 2007 edition of the Joint Services Open House was a very good show.  I attended the Sunday show, which was a huge change of pace for me, as I had to attend my graduation on Saturday.  I might be able to attend both days next year, as I have a friend who lives approximately half an hour from the base.  Oh yeah, check out the size of that static display!


Static Display Listings for the 2007 Joint Services Open House


Aircraft Unit/Squadron Home Base Registration Notes
A6M3 Zero Tora Tora Tora Midland, TX AI-112, NX9097 Replica
A6M3 Zero Tora Tora Tora Midland, TX AI-115, N11171 Replica
A6M3 Zero Tora Tora Tora Midland, TX AI-111, N4447 Replica
A6M3 Zero Tora Tora Tora Midland, TX AI-114, N15797 Replica
A6M5 Zero Tora Tora Tora Midland, TX   Replica
AD-4 Skyraider     123827, N23827  
AH-1W Cobra HMLA-775 Johnstown, PA 165287  
AH-64 Apache     00457  
B5N Kate Tora Tora Tora Midland, TX AII-356, N3725G Replica
B5N Kate Tora Tora Tora Midland, TX VI07, N7754 Replica
B5N Kate Tora Tora Tora Midland, TX N2047 Replica
B5N Kate Tora Tora Tora Midland, TX BII-310, N7062C Replica
B-1B Lancer 7th BW Dyess AFB, TX 85-0065  
B-17F Flying Fortress       Memphis Belle
B-52H Stratofortress 2nd BW Barksdale AFB, LA 60-0008 8 AF tail
BT-13 Valiant CAF   N56360  
BAE Strikemaster     NX2146J Striking nose art
Beech Bonanza   Virginia Beach, VA N7709R  
Beech Super King Air 350 U.S. Customs &
Border Patrol
Boeing 757-200 Delta Airlines Atlanta, GA N610DL "Pink Delta"
Breast Cancer Awareness
C-5A Galaxy 105th AW Stewart ANGB, NY 68-0212  
C-9 Nightingale 89th AW Andrews AFB, MD    
C-12 Huron     30498  
C-17 Globemaster III 452nd AW March ARB, CA 05-5144  
C-21A Learjet 89th AW Andrews AFB, MD 84-0075  
C-38 Citation 89th AW Andrews AFB, MD    
C-40 Clipper/BBJ 89th AW Andrews AFB, MD 20201  
C-47 Skytrain     43-30652  
C-54E Skymaster BAHF Toms River, NJ N500EJ  
C-130J-30 Hercules 143rd AW North Kingstown, RI 06-1438  
C-130T Hercules VR-54 Andrews AFB, MD 164997  
CH-46 Sea Knight   MCAS Quantico, VA 157683  
CH-46 Sea Knight HMM-365 MCAS New River, NC 157675  
CH-47 Chinnok        
CH-53E Super Stallion   MCAS Quantico, VA 165252  
CH-53E Super Stallion HMH-772 NAS/JRB Willow Grove, PA 165504  
CH-53E Super Stallion HMH-461   161183  
CV-22 Osprey   Kirkland AFB, NM 04-0027  
Cessna 206   Sussex, DE N757RB  
Cessna Citation U.S. Customs &
Border Patrol
Challenger 600 FAA Oklahoma City, OK N85  
DC-3   Charlotte, NC N44V Piedmont Airlines
E-2C Hawkeye 2000 VAW-120 NAVSTA Norfolk, VA 165560  
E-3B Sentry   Tinker AFB, OK 82-0007  
E-8 Joint STARS   Robins AFB, GA 01-2005  
EA-6B Prowler VMAQ-1 MCAS Cherry Point, NC    
EA-6B Prowler VAQ-209 NAS Whidbey Island, WA 161118  
F-15E Strike Eagle 4th FW Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC 90-0228  
F-16C Fighting Falcon 113th FW Andrews AFB, MD 85-0450  
F/A-18A+ Hornet VFA-87 NAS Oceana, VA AJ-403, 162902  
F/A-18A+ Hornet VFA-87 NAS Oceana, VA AJ-411, 162861  
F/A-18C Hornet VMFA-122 MCAS Beaufort, SC 164268  
F/A-18E Super Hornet VFA-31 NAS Oceana, VA AJ-100, 166776 CAG jet
F/A-18E Super Hornet VFA-31 NAS Oceana, VA AJ-101, 166777  
F-22 Raptor 1st FW Langley AFB, VA 04-4076  
F-35 Lightning II       Mockup
FW-149 CAF   N382FW  
F-117 Nighthawk 49th FW Holloman AFB, NM 85-0813  
HC-130H Hercules   Pope AFB, NC 64-14852  
HH-65C Dauphin   CGAS Atlantic City, NJ 6581  
HH-68 Stingray     1078  
HU-25 Guardian   CGAS Cape Cod, MA 2120  
KC-10 Extender 305th AMW McGuire AFB, NJ 84-0190  
KC-130J Hercules VMGR-252 MCAS Cherry Point, NC 165957  
KC-135R Stratotanker   Andrews AFB, MD 62-3543  
MH-53E Sea Dragon   NAVSTA Norfolk, VA 162504  
MH-60S Knighthawk HSC-2 NAVSTA Norfolk, VA 166349  
OV-1 Mohawk     25874, N1171Y  
P-40E Warhawk        
P-51D Mustang     N151TP Sweetie Face
P-51D Mustang     44-63684, N1?51EA Double Trouble Two
Piper PA-30   Reston, VA N8782Y  
S-3B Viking   NAS Jacksonville, FL AA-703, 160588  
SH-60B Seahawk HSL-48 NAS Mayport, FL 162137  
SBD-5 Dauntless CAF   154532, NL826A  
Supermarine Spitfire     MJ730, N730MJ  
T-1A Jayhawk 14th FTW Columbus AFB, MS 95-0060  
T-2C Buckeye CTW-6 NAS Pensacola, FL 159715  
T-6A Texan II 47th FTW Laughlin AFB, TX 05-0797  
T-6A Texan II TAW-6 NAS Pensacola, FL 165992  
T-6A Texan II TAW-6 NAS Pensacola, FL 165967  
T-34C Mentor TAW-5 NAS Whiting Field, FL 164168  
T-37 Tweet 80th FTW Sheppard AFB, TX 68-8001  
T-38 Talon 49th FTS Columbus AFB, MS 70-1551 AT-38B Variant
T-38 Talon 49th FTS Columbus AFB, MS 61-0851 AT-38B Variant
T-38 Talon 9th RW Beale AFB, CA 64-13304  
T-38 Talon 9th RW Beale AFB, CA 64-13271  
T-38 Talon 49th FW Holloman AFB, NM 68-8204  
T-38 Talon        
T-39 Sabreliner   NAS Pensacola, FL 160053  
T-43/737-200 12th FTW Randolph AFB, TX 73-1156  
T-45C Goshawk VT-7 NAS Meridian MS 165460  
T-45C Goshawk VT-7 NAS Meridian MS 165091  
T-45C Goshawk VT-7 NAS Meridian MS 165092  
T-45C Goshawk VT-7 NAS Meridian MS 165088  
T-45C Goshawk VT-7 NAS Meridian MS    
T-45C Goshawk VT-9 NAS Meridian MS 165461  
TH-57C JetRanger TAW-5 NAS Whiting Field, FL 162042  
TH-57C JetRanger TAW-5 NAS Whiting Field, FL 162668  
TBM Avenger     153454, NL7030C  
U-2S Dragon Lady 9th RW Beale AFB, CA 80-1076  
UC-35D Citation   MCAS Cherry Point, NC 166767  
UH-1N Huey   Andrews AFB, MD 96669  
Unidentifiable ?? ?? NX8267E  

Military Demonstration Teams

  • USAF Thunderbirds
  • US Army Golden Knights

Tentative Military Demonstrations

  • A-10 Thunderbolt II West Coast Demo Team
  • AV-8B Harrier Demonstration
  • F-15 Eagle West Coast Demo Team
  • F/A-18F Super Hornet Demonstration
  • F-22 Raptor Demonstration
  • MH-47 Chinnok Demonstration

Civillian Demonstrations

  • Sean Tucker
  • Kirby Chambliss
  • Greg Poe
  • John Klatt
  • Jill Long
  • Kevin Russo
  • Michael Hunter
  • The Skytypers
  • USAF Heritage Flight

Announcer: Rob Reider

Gates Open: 8:00 AM Saturday and Sunday

Showtime: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday and Sunday

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