Current Aircraft

 
Below are the aircraft that are coming to Tribute to Aviation 2017. All displays and participating aircraft are subject to change.
The C-17 will be back this year at Tribute to Aviation. Come and tour this incredibly large aircraft and meet the pilots and crew.
The F-18 Hornet is a twin-engine supersonic, all-weather carrier-capable multirole combat jet, designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft.
The TACAMO E-6B will be back this September. 
MH-53 Sea Dragon incorporates GPS, Doppler radar, and an Approach/Hover/Tow Coupler. This aircraft is used primarily for Airborne Mine Countermeasures.
EA-18G Growler is a specialized version of the two seat F/A-18F Super Hornet.
P-8 Poseidon is an aircraft designed for long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.
F-18 Hornet is a twin engine supersonic, all-weather carrier capable multirole combat jet, designed as both a figher and an attack aircraft.
F-16 Falcon is a single engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft and serves as the workhorse of the fighter fleet.
T-6 Texan II is a single engine turboprop  designed to train students in basic flying skills common to the U.S. Air Force and Navy.

 

The TBM Avenger will be making it's comeback to Tribute to Aviation. The original logbooks show that it was accepted by the US Navy on June 1, 1945 at the Norfolk NAS and assigned to VT-75 squadron the "Fish Hawks".  The mighty roar of the TBM Avenger's R-2600 engine was a sound of hope to thousands on the front lines during WWII.  Don't miss out on this unique experiece to see a piece of history up close and personal.

The E-2D Hawkeye is new this year! The E-2D provides all weather airborne early warning, airborne battle management and control functions for the Carrier Strike Group and Joint Force Commander. Don't miss out on on being able to tour this very unique aircraft. We are excited to have the Hawkeye back at Montrose.
The T-44 Pegasus will be back this year.  The T-44 is used for advanced turboprop aircraft training and for intermediate E2/C2 (carrier based turboprop radar aircraft) training. We are excited to have the T-44 back again in 2017.
SNB-5 is a twin engine, low-wing, conventional gear aircraft that saw military service during World War II.

C-2 Greyhound is a twin engine, high wing cargo aircraft designed to carry supplies, mail, and passengers to and from aircraft carriers of the US Navy.
The T-45 Goshawk will be back this year! It is used for intermediate and advanced portions of the Navy/Marine pilot training program for jet carrier training.
The Mini BiPlane is always a hit with the kids!
The United States Marine Corp will be bringing an Osprey which is an American multi-mission, tiltrotor military aircraft with both vertical takeoff and landing as well as short takeoff and landing capabilities.
The Beech Staggerwing Model 17 is a biplane with an atypical negative wing stagger. It first flew in 1932. Come and view a piece of history and meet the owner who restored this gorgeous vintage aircraft.
The UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium lift utility helicopter.
The T-45 will be back this year.   The T-45 is used for intermediate and advanced portions of the Navy/Marine Corps pilot training program for jet carrier aviation and tactical strike missions. 
The Workhorse of the Air Force combat airlift fleet, the C-130 Hercules has been in service for more than half a century.  Designed to transport troops and equipment in the combat zone via airdrop or short runways.
CH-47 Chinook is a twin-engine, tandem-rotor heavy-lift helicopter. Its primary roles are troop movement, artillery placement, and battlefield resupply.
UH-72 Lakota is a twin-engine helicopter with a singer four-bladed main rotor. The UH-72 is a militarized version of the EC145.
The Stearman is a biplane used as a military trainer aircraft during the 1930's and 1940's.
T-6 Vintage is a single-engine advanced trainer used during World War II.
The Ag -Turbine 402 is a an entry-level turbine ag plane, ideal for first time turbine owners.
The American Champion Aircraft is a manufacturer of FAA certified light acrobatic and utility aircraft for pleasure, work, training, and excitement.
The CAP-182 is a four seat, single-engined light airplane built by Cessna. The 182 is used by the Civil Air Patrol.
The C-162 is a side-by-side two seat, high wing, strut braced, tricycle gear light sport aircraft that was designed and produced by Cessna.
The RV-6 is a two-seat low-wing homebuilt airplane sold in a kit form by Van's Aircraft.
The Bensen Gyrocopter  is a helicopter-airplane hybrid.
The Varga Kachina is an all metal low fixed wing two seat light aircraft fitted with a tricycle undercarriage.
MH-60R Seahawk is a twin turboshaft engine, multi mission US Navy helicopter.
The F-15C  Eagle is a twin engine, all weather air superiority fighter aircraft.
This Steen Skybolt, built in 1976, was once owned by John Denver. Come see a piece of history!
This KC-135 is a military aerial refueling aircraft. The KC-135 can carry up to 83,000 pounds of cargo.
SEPTEMBER 16TH & 17TH, 2017