Dyess Big Country Airfest 2012 Air Show

Announcer: Jon Counsell

Demonstration Teams

  • US Air Force Academy Wings of Blue Parachute Team
  • US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team

Military Demonstrations

  • US Air Force B-1 Lancer CAS demo with JTAC and convoy
  • US Air Force B-2 Spirit Flyby
  • US Air Force Heritage Flight (A-10 / P-47)
  • US Air Force C-130 cargo drop
  • Vietnam CAS demo (L-19 / T-28)
  • World War II Warbird Parade (B-17 “Texas Raiders”, B-25 "Devil Dog", P-47 "Tarheel Hal")

Civilian Demonstrations

  • Tora! Tora! Tora!
  • Red Steel Jet Team (L-39)
  • Andrew Wright (Giles 202)
  • Chip Lamb (T-28 Trojan)
  • Jim Gregg (DeHavilland Super Chipmunk)
  • Randy Ball (MiG-17)
  • Ron Cain (DeHavilland Chipmunk)
  • Tim Weber (MXS)
Read our complete review from the July 2012 issue of the Atlantic Flyer here!
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B-1B Lancers taxi, take-off, participate in a Close Air Support demonstration and recover at the 2012 Dyess Air Force Base Big Country Airfest.



A B-2 Spirit makes three passes at the 2012 Dyess Air Force Base Big Country Airfest.



Warbirds flight performance during the 2012 Dyess Air Force Base Big Country Airfest. Performance includes passes of the Commemorative Air Force Gulf Coast Wing B-17 Flying Fortress "Texas Raiders", Commemorative Air Force Devil Dog Squadron B-25 Mitchell "Devil Dog" and Lone Star Flight Museum P-47 Thunderbolt "Tarheel Hal."



Heritage Flight from the 2012 Dyess Air Force Base Big Country Airfest. The P-47 is flown by Charles "Tuna" Hainline and the A-10 is flown by Major John "Beercan" Collier.



Red Steel Jet Team performance highlights from their inaugural air show at the 2012 Dyess Air Force Base Big Country Airfest on April 28, 2012. The pilots are Douglas "Papa Bear" Gilliss, Zach "Z" McNeill and Orestes Lorenzo. The Red Steel Jet Team operates three Aero L-39 Albatros aircraft and is in its first season on the North American air show circuit for 2012.

This video is dedicated to the memory of Douglas "Papa Bear" Gilliss.



Multiple C-130 Hercules aircraft taxi, take-off, participate in a cargo drop demonstration and recover at the 2012 Dyess Air Force Base Big Country Airfest.



Chip Lamb of the Trojan Phlyers Air Show & Race Team performs a solo T-28 Trojan demonstration at the 2012 Dyess Air Force Base Big Country Airfest.



Read our complete review from the July 2012 issue of the Atlantic Flyer here!