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The U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command Single-Ship Demonstration Teams perform precision aerial maneuvers, demonstrating to the public the unique capabilities of the Air Force’s high performance aircraft. ACC Single-Ship Demonstration Team members also exhibit the professional qualities the Air Force develops in the people who fly, maintain and support these aircraft.

Demonstration Team Objectives:

To positively affect Air Force recruitment and retention efforts.

To keep the public and military informed of U.S. Air Force preparedness.

To demonstrate modern weapon systems.

To promote community and international relations and reinforce public confidence in the Air Force.

To demonstrate to the public the professional competence of Air Force members.

Demonstration Teams Composition:

There are six single-ship demonstration teams within ACC. They are:

Two A-10 Thunderbolt Demonstration Teams. The East Team is located at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., and the West Team at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The A-10 was the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces. The A-10 is a simple, effective and survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against all ground targets, including tanks and other armored vehicles.

Two F-15 Eagle Demonstration Teams. The East Team is located at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and the West Team is at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat.

Two F-16 Fighting Falcon Demonstration Teams. The East Team is located at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., and the West Team is located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the air forces of the United States and allied nations.

Performance season and request for participation procedures:
The demonstration season normally begins March 15 and extends through Nov. 15.

For questions about the event approval process or demo team participation in an approved event, call Headquarters ACC Aerial Events Branch, DSN 574-7854, commercial (757) 764-7854.

Single-Ship Demonstration Teams’ performances are scheduled based upon mission requirements. Teams are not necessarily limited to perform within a specific geographical arena.

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Point of Contact

Air Combat Command, Public Affairs Office; 115 Thompson St., Suite 211; Langley AFB, VA 23665-1987; DSN 574-5014 or (757) 764-5014; e-mail: acc.pai@langley.af.mil.

Above Information Courtesy of United States Air Force

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