In my opinion anyway. This will be my 28th EAA show (lucky enough to live 45 minutes away) and Saturday's show is going to be very impressive. The airshow is always great with each year bringing something never seen before, but this to me is an amazing lineup.
Hot Air Balloon launch early in the morning.
Patriot Parachute Demo Team, Mike Goulian (Extra 330SC), Jim Peitz (Beech Bonanza), Rob Holland (Edge 540RH), Vicky Benzing (Stearman), Gene Soucy (Grumman Showcat), Sean D. Tucker (Oracle Challenger III)
B-2 Spirit, a B-1 Lancer, and a B-52 Stratofortress will come together in a composite flyover. This unique formation flyby at EAA AirVenture 2017 will be the first of its kind at a civilian air show. This will be followed by two B-29s (Doc and Fifi), two B-17s, several B-25s, and an A-20, plus more yet to be announced, in a parade of bombers.
Heritage flight will be the F-35, A-10 and P-51 flying together.
Blue Angels with Fat Albert
Then the night air show:
Paul McCowan, Fat Albert, Red Bull Wingsuits, Paradigm Aerobatic Team, Aeroshell Aerobatic Team (T-6 Texans), Bob Carlton (Super Salto), Greg Shelton and
Ashley Key (450 Super Stearman/wing walking), Patriot Parachute Demo Team, Gene Soucy (Firecat), Matt Younkin (Beech 18), Redline Airshows
And if that's not enough it ends with a VERY nice fireworks show and the wall of fire.
Also Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program Friday and Saturday with: Frank Borman (Apollo 8), Walt Cunningham (Apollo 7), Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11), Fred Haise (Apollo 13), Jim Lovell (Apollo 8 and Apollo 13), Al Worden (Apollo 15), and Harrison “Jack” Schmitt (Apollo 17).
I'm also pretty excited for Wednesday evening's program too. 101 year old Dick Cole will be on hand in a 75th anniversary commemoration of the Doolittle Raid. Dick was Jimmy Doolittle's copilot in the lead plane of the raid is the only remaining member of the 80 original raiders.