2023 Performers

Barksdale Defenders of Liberty
Air Show

The following acts will perform at the 2023 Air Show.

Performers are subject to change.

Barksdale Air Force Base and the Shreveport-Bossier Military Affairs Council graciously thank the following acts for their commitment to the 2023 Air Show and for the impact they make in support of the recruiting arm of the United States armed forces.

Blue Angels

Blue Angels

Our team is ecstatic to have the opportunity to continue our community outreach mission and to share our passion for our craft and our country with people around the world.

Rob Holland - MXS-RH

Rob Holland - MXS-RH

Rob Holland is one of the most decorated, respected, and innovative aerobatic pilots and airshow performers in the world today.

Red Bull Aviation

Red Bull Aviation

Our mission is to push the limits of human flight. We continually rethink what is possible and envision a world where all people live with boldness.

Kevin Coleman - Edge 540

Kevin Coleman - Edge 540

B-1, B-2, B-52 Fly Over

B-1, B-2, B-52 Fly Over

AFTERSHOCK Jet Fire Truck

AFTERSHOCK Jet Fire Truck

Mark Smith is the primary driver for AFTERSHOCK. He has a long career in Drag Racing, having driven many types of drag cars then moving over to jet dragsters.

AeroShell Aerobatic Team

AeroShell Aerobatic Team

The AeroShell Aerobatic Team performs tight, awe-inspiring formation aerial maneuvers.

Jeremy Holt

Jeremy Holt

Biplane aerobatics at its finest!

Matt Younkin

Matt Younkin

Beech 18 the airshow circuit’s largest, noisiest, and smokiest airplane.

Randy Ball

Randy Ball

North America's premier jet demonstration pilot flying the MiG-17F.

Red Tails

Red Tails

The CAF Red Tail Squadron is committed to telling the inspirational story of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Rise Above: WASP

Rise Above: WASP

Rise Above: WASP is dedicated to honoring the WASP of World War II for their courage and determination

F-16 Demo Team

F-16 Demo Team

F-16 Viper Demo Team out of Shaw Air Force Base.

F-22 Demo Team

F-22 Demo Team

F-22 Raptor Demo Team out of Langley.

Fat Albert

Fat Albert

The Blue Angels use a USMC Lockheed C-130J Super Hercules, nicknamed "Fat Albert", for logistics.

P-51 Heritage Demo team

P-51 Heritage Demo team

The Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation celebrates U.S. air power history.

B-25

B-25 "Yellow Rose"

“Yellow Rose” is the christened name of the vintage B-25J Mitchell WWII bomber.

C-47

C-47 "That's All Brother!

Over 75 years ago, on June 6, 1944, That's All, Brother led the main airborne invasion of Normandy.

ANG 159th Fighter Wing

ANG 159th Fighter Wing

The Louisiana ANG's flying unit, the 159th Fighter Wing (159 FW), is nicknamed the "Bayou Militia"

Barksdale Defenders of Liberty Air Show

For any inquiries, please contact us at: Public Affairs Division, 2d Bomb Wing (AFGSC), 109 Barksdale Blvd West Suite 209, Barksdale AFB LA 71110-2270

Office: (318) 456-1015
Email: 2BW.PA@us.af.mil Military Affairs Council Communications

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