2018 AIR & WATER SHOW
MAJOR EXHIBITS & DISPLAYS
While you watch some of the world’s best air and water show performers, there’s also lots of other things to do at the event along Milwaukee’s beautiful lakefront. We will have food and beverage vendors as well, ready to serve your hungry tummy and quench your thirst! We are proud to feature several major exhibits at the 2018 event, As well as many other sponsor displays and exhibits.
DELICIOUS FOOD & BEVERAGES
A Milwaukee tradition – festivals and food! Whether you want to indulge your sweet tooth or keep the calories in check, you’ll likely find what you need that hits the spot! Please support the Air & Water Show this year by coming down to the lakefront and strolling along Lincoln Memorial Drive to visit all the delicious food and beverage vendors!!
A-7D CORSAIR II “GHOSTRIDER” COCKPIT DISPLAY
Great fun for Mom, Dad, and the Kids! We welcome back Dewey, who tours air shows across the U.S. with his classic A-7 Corsair cockpit display, featuring real helmets and instruments! The LTV A-7 Corsair II was an American carrier-capable subsonic light attack aircraft designed by Ling-Temco-Vought to replace the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk. Its airframe design was a somewhat smaller version of the supersonic Vought F-8 Crusader. The Corsair II initially entered service with the United States Navy (USN) during the Vietnam War. It was later adopted by the United States Air Force (USAF), including the Air National Guard, to replace the Douglas A-1 Skyrider, and North American F-100 Super Sabre. The aircraft was also exported to Greece in the 1970s, and Portugal in the late 1980s.
AIR AND WATER SHOW “KIDZ FUN ZONE”
Great fun for Mom, Dad, and the Kids! The Milwaukee Air & Water Show will once again feature the Kids Fun zone at the event in 2018, sponsored by Music On The Move, which will be located in the middle of the event grounds. Great opportunity to watch the air show while keeping the kids busy!!
AIRSHOWMERCHANDISE.com (Michael Tuley)
AIR SHOW SOUVENIR SALES
ARMED FORCES STORE (Bob & Sandy)
AIR SHOW MERCHANDISE DISPLAY
Since 2002, The Armed Forces Store specializes in high quality apparel and novelties featuring the US Navy Blue Angels, US Air Force Thunderbirds, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Army. We carry caps, t-shirts, golf shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and more. We sell direct at air shows across the USA and you’ve probably seen us at a Blue Angels or Thunderbirds Air Show!! Armed Forces Store is your best source for quality merchandise and air show gear.
USAF – X-1 INTERACTIVE DISPLAY
The X-1 Supercar is an interactive experience showcasing Air Force careers and technology. The display includes an experience trailer with games and videos, along with a Ford Mustang designed with Air Force technology, and is a real-life showcase of Air Force ingenuity, state-of the art-technology, imagination and input from some of the world’s best mechanics. The technological features of the car provide visitors a small glimpse of the Air Force’s modern airpower. The U.S. Air Force is best known for pilots and the aircraft they fly but, in addition to the many flight careers, the branch also employs Airmen in over 130 careers, over 50 of them dealing with multiple aspects of technology, mechanics, engineering and electronics. X-1 was the Air Force’s first experiment in bringing the concept of Air Force speed and power to the streets.
OUTDOOR DISCOVERY TOUR
OUTDOOR TASTE EXHIBIT
Love meat? Come for a meat and greet with the Smithfield Mobile Tour during the Air & Water Show, for coupons, giveaways and samples! Get a taste of Nathan’s Famous Franks, Eckrich smoked sausage and Smithfield bacon.
AWS Welding Trailer American Welding Society’s Virtual Welding Trailer Tour Promotes In-Demand Career Across the Country. Facing a critical shortage of over 310,000 welding professionals by 2019, the American Welding Society (AWS) is taking its Careers in Welding Trailer across the country in 2016 to give visitors the opportunity to try their hand at welding and learn more about a career path in the industry. The Careers in Welding Trailer is the only mobile exhibit on the road today that offers an educational experience combined with career information to educate visitors on the opportunities available in the welding industry.
Fitted with five virtual reality welding simulators, visitors can grab a welding gun and helmet equipped with internal monitors and put their skill to the test. Similar to a video game, the virtual welder then receives a score, allowing them to compete against others on board for the highest score In addition to the welding simulators, the 53 foot, single expandable trailer has 650 square feet of exhibit space that includes a display wall featuring eleven industry segments with trivia questions, fun facts, and industry artifacts; a “Day in the Life of a Welder” exhibit with videos depicting real-life environments in which welders work; a life size welder highlighting welding as a safe profession; a social media kiosk allowing visitors to take their photo and post to Facebook or email to a friend; welding scholarship information and more.