After a several-year hiatus, the 32nd Quad City Air Show returns June 24-25, featuring the United States Air Force Thunderbirds at the Davenport Municipal Airport.
The Quad City Air Show is a world-class event and an Aerial Salute with the best military and civilian pilots and aircraft in the world. In addition to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, you’ll see in the skies the USAF F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team with the Raptor Demo flown by a local QC pilot named Captain Sam Larson, who graduated from Bettendorf High School in 2011, and in 2015 graduated from the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs. He then entered Flight School and today is flying the unbelievable F-22 Raptor.
Also in the skies, you’ll see the SkyHawks Canadian Forces Parachute Demonstration Team, AeroShell Aerobatic Team performing tight, awe-inspiring formation aerial maneuvers; Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation featuring modern fighter and attack aircraft flying alongside WWII, Korean and Vietnam-era planes in a dramatic display of our nation’s air power history.
Gates open at 8 a.m. with the main air show going from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
The Quad Cities is a family of Illinois and Iowa communities located on the Mississippi River. The area is just a 2-½ hour drive from Des Moines, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. For more information, visit www.visitquadcities.com,