Duluth Airshow Gets Another New Act

Updated: 04/25/2014 10:15 PM
Created: 04/25/2014 4:55 PM

A new act is coming to the Duluth Airshow late this summer. President Ryan Kern announced Friday afternoon that the US Airforce will be adding a special "Heritage Flight" to the acts this August 23-24.

"The USAF Heritage Flight is a big deal and it gives the US Airforce a chance to bridge the gap between aircraft of the 1940s to the modern day, state of the art F-22 Raptor," Kern said. "The Heritage Flight will feature the "P-38 Lightning and a P-47 Thunderbolt which Duluth has never seen for an airshow."

NASA has also agreed to play a role in this year's show. They will bring educational and hands on exhibits complete with space shuttle equipment and other space artifacts.

Kern said "we are very fortunate that Congressman Richard Nolan stepped in to help secure these assets for us...we were originally told that NASA would most likely not be supporting the show, and Congressman Nolan was instrumental in convincing NASA that Duluth was a worthy recipient of these educational tools and exhibits."

US Airforce Heritage Flight featuring an F-22 Raptor, P-47 Thunderbolt and a P-38 Lightning
Duluth Airshow

Front Page

  • Peaceful Ferguson Protests Hit the Northland

    While chaos ensues in Ferguson, Missouri Tuesday, peaceful protestors in the Northland were asking for change both in Ferguson and closer to home.

  • Person Struck by Car at Minneapolis Rally

    A rally in Minneapolis over the events of Ferguson turned scary when a car hit a pedestrian.  A police spokesperson says the woman suffered minor injuries.

  • UMD's NRRI Minerals Lab: Testing Technology for the Future

    The scientists at UMD's NRRI Mineral Lab in Coleraine are working with technology called WHIMS, to see if they can use ore that now is considered waste rock by the mines.

  • 911 Outage Affects Ashland County

    The Ashland County Sheriff's Office says a 911 outage is affecting landlines in parts of northern Wisconsin.  If 911 does not work, people with an emergency can call the Ashland County Sheriff's Office at 715-682-7023 and select option 1.

  • U.S. Steel Building New Corporate Headquarters

    U.S. Steel is building a new corporate headquarters. Right now, the company has offices in a 64-story tower in downtown Pittsburgh, but the lease is up in 2017. After working out a deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins, which owns the former Civic Center Arena property, they've made the decision to stay.


Lake Effect Snow Advisory

Expires: 11/27/2014 10:00 AM

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

MI AREAS AFFECTED: Gogebic; Ontonagon
Expires: 11/27/2014 10:00 AM