The Golden Knights circling in preparation for the jump. The U.S. Army parachute team, The Golden Knights, performed Friday, but high winds Saturday forced their show to be cancelled. Sunday their jump plane suffered a mechanical problem, again grounding the team.
The Travis Air Force Base Air Expo 2008 was host to a great line-up of military and civilian performers. Military acts included the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, A-10 Warthog, F-18 Hornet, U.S. Army Golden Knights, C-17 Globemaster III, and formation flybys of the C-5 Galaxy, KC-10 Extender, and the C-17 Globemaster III. The F-86, B-25s, BT-13, T-28s, FG-1 Goodyear manufactured Corsair, and P-51 warbirds performed flybys. Civilian performers included Kent and Warren Pietsch, Dan Buchanan, Paul Lopez, Smoke-N-Thunder AFRES Jet Car, Eddie Andreini, Tim Decker, and Melissa Andrzejewski. Saturday was historic in that the last airworthy C-133 "Cargomaster" flew from Alaska to Travis AFB. The C-133 will become part of the extensive aircraft displays at the Travis Air Museum. The C-133 served at Travis from 1958 to 1971 and even transported USAF ballistic missiles and rocket boosters for NASA's space programs.