AirPower Over Hampton Roads 2018

The “Air Power over Hampton Roads” airshow at the Joint Base Langley-Eustis was held on 19-20 May, 2018. It is one of the rare chances to visit an airshow at a base being home of the awesome F-22A Raptor. Also the 2018 edition was the event for the USAF Thunderbirds to be back on scene after a tragic accident earlier that year. Saturday of the show, unfortunately, was a complete wash-out caused by thunderstorms hitting the area.

Langley Airpower Airshow Hampton F 22 2018
Where? Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, USA
When? 19-20 May 2018

  Langley Airshow 8590 Zeitler 700 467 90
  Langley Airshow 8590 Zeitler 100 66 85
 Langley Airshow 8582 Zeitler 100 66 85
  Langley Airshow 8579 Zeitler 700 467 90
  Langley Airshow 8579 Zeitler 100 66 85
 Langley Airshow 8572 Zeitler 100 66 85
 Langley Airshow 8577 Zeitler 100 66 85

AirPower Over Hampton Roads 2018

“AirPower Over Hampton Roads” in Virginia takes place at the Joint Base Langley-Eustis. This airbase is home of the 1st Fighter Wing (1 FW), which was the first USAF unit to be equipped with the Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor air superiority “Stealth Fighter” in 2005. As such, a visit of this airshow promised to be a great opportunity to see this otherwise elusive jet fighter.

 Langley Airshow 8570 Zeitler 700 467 90
 Langley Airshow 8570 Zeitler 100 66 85
 Langley Airshow 8575 Zeitler 100 66 85
 Langley Airshow 8578 Zeitler 100 66 85

USAF F-22A Raptor Demo Team

Apart from the USAF F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team having the chance to perform in front of the home crowd, the event furthermore featured a number of other aerial acts including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds or the U.S. Army Golden Knights. In addition to the aerial acts there was a variety of static displays. This included the U.S. Air Force B-1 Lancer, F-16 Fighting Falcon, T-38 Talon, V-22 Osprey or a NASA OV-10 Bronco.

 Langley Airshow 8562 Zeitler 700 467 90
 Langley Airshow 8562 Zeitler 100 66 85
 Langley Airshow 8568 Zeitler 100 66 85
 Langley Airshow 8546 Zeitler 700 467 90
 Langley Airshow 8546 Zeitler 100 66 85
 Langley Airshow 8548 Zeitler 100 66 85
 Langley Airshow 8549 Zeitler 100 66 85

Thunder(storm) struck

The visit to this airshow was an alternative to the “Warbirds over the Beach” event, which was scheduled the same week-end, but saw all flying activities canceled due to adverse weather conditions. Unfortunately, bad luck also struck “Air Power over Hampton Roads”. Heavy thunderstorms rolled in on Saturday, which led also to the cancellation of nearly the whole flying display at Langley. Only some aerobatic displays were flown, and 'Shockwave' made runs on the runway.

 Langley Airshow 8597 Zeitler 700 467 90
 Langley Airshow 8597 Zeitler 100 66 85
  Langley Airshow 8601 Zeitler 700 467 90
  Langley Airshow 8601 Zeitler 100 66 85
 Langley Airshow 1501 Zeitler 100 66 85
 Langley Airshow 8595 Zeitler 100 66 85

Airshow Static Display

Therefore, this short report features only some impressions from the static display. Under these circumstances it was obviously beneficial for the aircraft to be protected by the sunshade shelters on the flightline, a method nowadays very common for airshows in the US.

  Langley Airshow 8589 Zeitler 700 467 90
  Langley Airshow 8589 Zeitler 100 66 85
 Langley Airshow 8583 Zeitler 100 66 85
 Langley Airshow 8585 Zeitler 100 66 85
 Langley Airshow 8594 Zeitler 100 66 85
  Langley Airshow 8557 Zeitler 700 467 90
  Langley Airshow 8557 Zeitler 100 66 85
 Langley Airshow 8553 Zeitler 100 66 85
 Langley Airshow 8556 Zeitler 100 66 85
 Langley Airshow 8560 Zeitler 100 66 85
  Langley Airshow 8586 Zeitler 700 467 90
  Langley Airshow 8586 Zeitler 100 66 85
 Langley Airshow 8552 Zeitler 100 66 85
 Langley Airshow 8559 Zeitler 100 66 85
 Langley Airshow 8584 Zeitler 100 66 85

Sadly such an arrangement of a static display is very unfavorable for good photo opportunities, but under these conditions, there was not much to make out of it anyhow.

Pinit Fg En Rect Red 20
Rate this article:
0 of 5 - 0 votes
Thank you for rating this article.

Add comment

/component/jcomments/captcha/14484
Refresh

more Airshows

06  0607 8112

EADS Family Day

Family days at the EADS site in Manching are always something special - a fact that proved once again to be true this year. According to official sources around 100.000 were attracted by this event that Read More
07  0710 5660

Holloman Air Show

2008 will be the last operational year of the unique F-117A Nighthawk. Last year 25 years in service of this remarkable Lockheed construction and an accumulated 250.000 flight hours were celebrated at Holloman AFB, NM Read More
06  0606 9235

Colmar Open Doors

In combination with the 65th anniversary of the "Group de Chasse" GC 01/030 "Alsace" a Open Doors Day (Journée Portes Ouvertes or JPO) was organized at the Base Aérienne BA 132 Colmar Meyenheim on Sunday, Read More
09 ED 0910 8515

Edwards Flight Test Nation

Flight Test Nation 2009 astounded 225,000 visitors from across the world as they got the opportunity to see some of the nation's newest aircraft along with various historical ones. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23

Latest Tweets

Statistics

Today 21

Yesterday 83

Week 358

Month 881

All 2617486