Orlando Sanford International Airport will host its first Thunderbirds air show in 26 years in fall 2020, sending the U.S. Air Force’s high-powered air squadron and other aircraft rumbling through the Central Florida sky.
Lockheed Martin said Monday that it would sponsor the event to showcase some of the programs the company supports with its Central Florida workforce of more than 8,000. The show will take place on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 2020.
Company spokesman Mike Rein was not yet ready to name other aircraft that will be featured at the Lockheed Martin Space and Air Show but said it would show off some of the company’s “front line aviation aircraft.”
Lockheed Martin has contracts in place for work on several high-profile aircraft, including the F-35, F-22 and C-130. The Thunderbirds pilots fly F-16s.
“The goal is to have as many Lockheed Martin and other companies’ aircraft as possible,” Rein said. “Our efforts are to put on a first-class show.”
Officials at the airport were pleased with the news. READ MORE (Orlando Sentinel)