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Gen Michel Mandl (ret’d), former Chief of Staff of the Belgian Air Force and a Mirage 5 pilot, recounts the type’s service with the air arm, which included helping British preparations for the Falklands War
The event website states it: "..showcases the men, women, technology and equipment from all six branches of the United States Military as well as our police, firefighters and their first responder agencies."
The event website states: "The show is a whimsical, fascinating, amusing, curious and absolutely unique show and tell spectacle featuring some 2,000 magnificent driving, flying and working machines from the 20th and 21st centuries.
The world's coolest cars of every era and style, model-T fire engines, vintage busses, custom motorcycles, tricked out trucks, sleek streamliners, one-of-a-kind antique engines and tractors and historic military aircraft will be among the mesmerizing displays.
Plans for this year's show include a special new "Machines of Tomorrow" showcase with fascinating displays of all things to come in the next-generation of transportation – concept cars, flying cars, robotics, autonomous vehicles, EVs and more."
The airshow website says: "Experience world-class aircraft and high-flying thrills at the 2023 Kia of Lake Charles Chennault International Airshow as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.
The event takes flight May 19-21 at Chennault International Airport. (Friday, May 19, is a twilight show with highlights of the full May 20-21 shows.)
The show will feature the world-famous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds jet demonstration team.
The Airshow will also feature the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team; nostalgic flights and aerobatic thrills from aircraft of all types, sizes and eras."