MOSES LAKE - Every plane at the Moses Lake Airshow has a story to tell, getting up close and personal with the planes has its perks when it comes to learning more about it. That’s why the Moses Lake Airshow is allowing patrons to see some planes from a point-blank perspective in the static portion of the event.
The parked planes will be on display on the tarmac at the Grant County International Airport on Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19.
The Moses Lake Airshow will feature the following fleet:
Pilatus PC-12NG N606LF - (From Life Flight)
The Pilatus PC-12 is widely used in the air medical industry. This fixed-wing aircraft is very versatile, and capable of operating from short unimproved runways to large international airports. The PC-12 cruises at 310 miles per hour and has a range of over 1800 miles.
Whether the flight is short or long, the spacious flat floor cabin provides comfort for the patient and medical crew. The large cargo door provides unhindered loading and unloading, no matter the type of patient. The PC-12 is equipped with state-of-the-art avionics, which fully integrate with the aircraft. The Honeywell Primus APEX avionics suite is simple, intuitive, and provides exceptional situational awareness to the pilot. LFN utilizes eight PC-12 aircraft.
Helicopter N662LF - (From Life Flight)
Life Flight Network has a fleet of 21 Agusta-Westland AW119Kx “Koala” helicopters. The Koala cruises at 166 miles per hour and comes equipped with a state-of-the-art Garmin G-1000H cockpit. The Garmin G1000H is simple, intuitive, and provides exceptional situational awareness to the pilot. The aircraft has the capability to transport two patients or a specialty team with unencumbered full-body access.
Boeing T-38 (one aircraft)
The Northrop T-38 Talon is a two-seat, twinjet supersonic jet trainer. It was the world's first supersonic trainer and is also the most produced. The T-38 remains in service as of 2021 in several air forces.
C-130 Hercules (International Air Response)
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is an American four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin). Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft. The versatile airframe has found uses in a variety of other roles, including as a gunship (AC-130), for airborne assault, search and rescue, scientific research support, weather reconnaissance, aerial refueling, maritime patrol, and aerial firefighting. It is now the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide.
KC-135 Stratotanker, Fairchild AFB, WA
The KC-135 was the US Air Force's first jet-powered refueling tanker.
The KC-135 was initially tasked with refueling strategic bombers, but it was used extensively in the Vietnam War and later conflicts such as Operation Desert Storm to extend the range and endurance of US tactical fighters and bombers.
The KC-135 entered service with the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1957; it is one of six military fixed-wing aircraft with over 50 years of continuous service with its original operator.
Miss Veedol replica
Miss Veedol was the first airplane to fly non-stop across the Pacific Ocean. On October 5, 1931, Clyde Pangborn and co-pilot Hugh Herndon crash-landed in the hills of East Wenatchee, Washington, after a 41-hour flight from Sabishiro Beach, Misawa, Aomori Prefecture, Japan, across the northern Pacific, winning the pair the 1931 Harmon Trophy in recognition of the greatest achievement in flight for that year.
Afterward, Miss Veedol was sold and renamed The American Nurse. On a 1932 flight from New York City to Rome for aviation medicine research, she was last sighted by an ocean liner in the eastern Atlantic, before disappearing without trace.
Cessna C-195 (Saturday only)
The Cessna 195 Businessliner is part of a family of light single radial engine powered, conventional landing gear equipped, general aviation aircraft which were manufactured by Cessna between 1947 and 1954.
The 195 model was also used by the United States Air Force, United States Army, and Army National Guard as a light transport and utility aircraft under the designations LC-126/U-20.
The Fairchild Model 24, also called the Fairchild Model 24 Argus/UC-61 Forwarder or Fairchild Model 24 Argus, is a four-seat, single-engine monoplane light transport aircraft designed by the Fairchild Aviation Corporation in the 1930s. It was adopted by the United States Army Air Corps as UC-61 and also by the Royal Air Force. The Model 24 was itself a development of previous Fairchild models and became a successful civil and military utility aircraft.
Boeing 727 (from BBCC AMT program)
The Boeing 727 is an American narrow-body airliner produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. After the heavy 707 quad-jet was introduced in 1958, Boeing addressed the demand for shorter flight lengths from smaller airports. On December 5, 1960, the 727 was launched with 40 orders each from United Airlines and Eastern Air Lines. The first 727-100 rolled out November 27, 1962, first flew on February 9, 1963, and entered service with Eastern on February 1, 1964.
Boeing's only trijet is powered by Pratt & Whitney JT8D low-bypass turbofans below a T-tail, one on each side of the rear fuselage and a center one fed through an S-duct. It shares its six-abreast upper fuselage cross-section and cockpit with the 707. The 133 ft (40.5 m) long 727-100 typically carries 106 passengers in two classes over 2,250 nmi (4,170 km), or 129 in a single class.
Production ended in September 1984 with 1,832 having been built.
The Moses Lake Airshow's static display of planes is fraction of what the show has to offer. To learn more and to buy your tickets now, click here.