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Featured Acts

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Performers

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U.S. Navy Blue Angels

We are excited to welcome the U.S. Navy Blue Angels to Indianapolis to headline the 2023 Crossroads Air Show. The pinnacle of aviation from the U.S. Navy is the Blue Angels. The Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron was formed in 1946 and is the second oldest aerobatic team in the world.

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P-51 C Red Tail Mustang "Tuskegee Airmen"

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron will fly for the Crossroads Air Show in October of 2023. CAF's mission is to educate audiences across the country about the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen - America's first black military pilots. This historic segment of our air show is one you won't want to miss.

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F-100 Super Sabre

The North American F-100 Super Sabre is an American supersonic jet fighter aircraft that served with the United States Air Show from 1954-1971 and the Air National Guard until 1979. The first of the "Century Series" of USAF jet fighters was the FIRST fighter capable of supersonic speed in level flight.

Static Displays

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P-51 Mustang

The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is a fighter and bomber plane used by the US Air Force in WWII and the Korean War. The original design of the Mustang used the Allison V-1710 Engine that was manufactured in Indianapolis from 1930 to the 1950s. In subsequent editions of the Mustang, due to altitude restrictions of the Allison engine, Rolls-Royce Merlin engines that were made in Great Britain replaced the Allison V-1710.

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F-8 Bearcat

The Grumman F8F Bearcat is a fighter plane that began flight in the late part of World War II. While initially intended for air assault, this warbird became popular with air racers, winning air races beginning in 1964. The Bearcats had an impressive reign, winning many air races for decades and maintaining speed records through 1989.

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T-33 Shooting Star

The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star is also commonly referred to as the "T-Bird". This jet was designed in 1943 and had its first flight in 1944. The T-33 was used as an advanced trainer for the US Army Air Forces, as well as fulfilling the needs as drone director and target towing.

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C-47 Skytrain

The Douglas C-47 Skytrain was a large, military transport carrier used by the Allies in World War II. The C-47 Skytrain was developed off the Douglas DC-3 commercial airliner.

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B-25

The North American B-25 Mitchell is an iconic World War II bomber that was made for war. It was first introduced in 1941 and served well beyond WWII, remaining in military service across four decades. A B-25 served in every theater of World War II with over 10,000 B-25 bombers built.

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TBM Avenger

The Grumman TBF Avenger is a World War II torpedo bomber that was developed for the US Navy and Marine Corps. The bomber first saw use at the Battle of the Midway and was in military action until the 1960s. A variant of the TBF Avenger, a TBM, will fly at the Crossroads Air Show.

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U.S. Navy Blue Angels

We are excited to welcome the U.S. Navy Blue Angels to Indianapolis to headline the 2023 Crossroads Air Show. The pinnacle of aviation from the U.S. Navy is the Blue Angels. The Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron was formed in 1946 and is the second oldest aerobatic team in the world.

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