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A-10s to Perform CAS Demo at AirVenture 2019
July 3, 2019 - Two A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 163rd Fighter Squadron of the 122nd Fighter Wing out of Fort Wayne, Indiana, will be performing a close air support (CAS) demonstration at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 this July.
The demonstration will showcase the CAS capabilities of the "Warthog," which has been in service with the U.S. Air Force since 1977. The A-10 has seen service in numerous conflicts since then, including the Gulf War and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, among others. Recently the 163rd Fighter Squadron has been deployed to Afghanistan and Kuwait and actually had the first A-10s in Iraq and Syria.
The A-10s are scheduled to arrive at the beginning of the Wednesday afternoon air show and perform a CAS demo, and they will also be performing at the end of the Saturday afternoon air show.
"This is my third time coming to Oshkosh, and I'm excited to be back," Maj. Dan Shriver said. "It's great to have a working relationship with EAA to showcase the capabilities of the A-10 to the pilots and aviation enthusiasts at AirVenture."