2022 Schedule & Performers

Join us for the 2022 Milwaukee Air & Water Show! The air and water show will go on rain or shine. Gates will open regardless of the weather. However, some acts may not perform if weather conditions do not meet minimum safety standards or visibility requirements. All aircraft appearing and times are subject to change due to various reasons beyond our control, including but not limited to: military operational schedules, maintenance, weather, low ceilings, below-minimum visibility, or any other factor as determined by the promoter. We appreciate your understanding.

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2022 Event Schedule


The storied Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron – the Blue Angels, will fly their new F/A-18E Super Hornets over the Milwaukee Lakefront for the very first time this Summer!! The mission of the Navy Blue Angels is to showcase the teamwork and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to the country through flight demonstrations and community outreach. Since 1946, the Blue Angels have performed for more than 500 million fans.

The ALL-NEW C-130 “Fat Albert” will perform over the Milwaukee Lakefront for the very first time! In 1949, it became necessary for the Blue Angels to operate a support aircraft to move personnel and equipment between show sites. These support aircraft include the Douglas R4D Sky Train, the Curtiss R5C Commando, the Douglas R5D Skymaster, and the Lockheed C-121 Super Constellation. In 1970, the team received the Lockheed Martin C-130, affectionately known as “Fat Albert.” The team has been without Fat Albert, which also serves as their dedicated transport from show to show, for more than a year. The U.S. Navy formally acquired the C-130 Fat Albert replacement aircraft from the U.K. Royal Air Force in 2020.

Act information coming soon!

The Milwaukee Air & Water Show welcomes back the Air Combat Command F-16 “Viper” Demonstration Team from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.! The team performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the unique capabilities of one of the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighters—the F-16 Fighting Falcon. The team also works with the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation to create a unique demonstration of the U.S. Air Force’s past and present, exhibiting the professional qualities the Air Force develops in the people who fly, maintain, and support these aircraft. The F-16 Viper Team has not performed over Milwaukee since 2013!

A repeat of the spectacular Heritage Flight Formation over Milwaukee in 2019! In 1997, the U.S. Air Force celebrated its’ 50th Anniversary and to celebrate, started flying dissimilar formation flights consisting of ACC Single-Ship Demonstration Pilots flying F-15, F-16, and A-10 aircraft in formation with approved Civilian Warbird Pilots flying A-1’s, A-36’s, P-40’s, P-51’s, P-47’s, P-38’s, and F-86’s. The response was an overwhelming favorite during air shows, so Air Combat Command designed and approved a formal program, the USAF Heritage Flight  Program, to continue these flights throughout future air show seasons.

Watch the Grumman E-2C Hawkeye and C-2 Greyhound take to the skies for a demonstration flight over Milwaukee! The E-2C Demonstration Team consists of locally-based aviators from VAW-120 in Norfolk, VA. The Grumman E-2C Hawkeye is an American all-weather, aircraft carrier-based tactical Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft. The twin turboprop aircraft was designed and developed in the 1950s by Grumman as a replacement for the E-1 Tracer. The aircraft has been progressively updated since that time. The Grumman C-2 Greyhound is a twin-engine, high-wing cargo aircraft, designed to carry supplies, mail, and passengers to and from aircraft carriers of the United States Navy.

Milwaukee’s favorite Hometown Air Force aerial performer!  Based at Milwaukee’s General Mitchell Airport, the 128th Air Refueling Wing’s principal mission is air refueling. The wing enhances the Air Force’s capability to accomplish its primary missions of Global Reach and Global Power. It also provides aerial refueling support to Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps aircraft as well as aircraft of allied nations. The wing is also capable of transporting litter and ambulatory patients using patient support pallets during aeromedical evacuations.

Act information coming soon!

Act information coming soon!

While you watch some of the world’s best air and water show performers, there’s also lots of other things to do at the event along Milwaukee’s beautiful lakefront. We will have quality food and beverage vendors at the show site, ready to serve your hungry tummy and quench your thirst! We are also proud to feature several major exhibits and sponsors at the 2022 event, as well as an ALL NEW Kidz Fun Zone!

A Milwaukee tradition – festivals and food! Whether you want to indulge your sweet tooth or keep the calories in check, you’ll likely find what you need that hits the spot! Please support the Air & Water Show this year by coming down to the lakefront and strolling along Lincoln Memorial Drive to visit all the delicious food and beverage vendors!


Great fun for Mom, Dad, and the Kids! The Air & Water Show will once again feature the Kids Fun Zone area in 2022, and will be brought to us by “Air Show Entertainment,” one of the best providers of Air Show Kid’s Fun on the air show circuit. The Kid’s Fun Zone will be located in the middle of the event grounds along Lincoln Memorial Drive. A great opportunity to watch the air show while keeping the kids busy!

The Milwaukee Air & Water Show welcomes back airshowmerchandise.com and Michael Tuley for this year’s Air and Water show! Mike and his team will have many styles and types of quality Blue Angels, Thunderbirds, and other air show merchandise for sale! Stop in to see their displays during the show!

The Milwaukee Air & Water Show welcomes back the Armed Forces Store! They specialize in high quality apparel and novelties featuring the US Navy Blue Angels, US Air Force Thunderbirds, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Army. They carry caps, t-shirts, golf shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and more. They sell direct at air shows across the USA and you’ve probably seen them at a Blue Angels or Thunderbirds Air Show!! The Armed Forces Store is your best source for quality merchandise and air show gear. Stop in to see Bob and Sandy at their display!

The following additional Air Show Aircraft that have been invited to participate in Milwaukee, but are pending the approval from each Respective military command. Please visit this website ofter for perfomer updates!

  • U.S. Air Force B-1-B Lancer
  • U.S. Air Force B-52 Strato-Fortress
  • Wisconsin Air National Guard – Blackhawk Helicopter
  • U.S. Navy E-3 Sentry Patrol Aircraft
  • U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy Cargo Aircraft
  • U .S. Navy MH-53E Super Stallion Helicopter
  • U.S. Navy SH-60 Seahawk Helicopter
  • F-15 Strike Eagle

Blue Angels

The all-new Blue Angels C-130 Hercules “Fat Albert” Demo Team hits Milwaukee for the first time!


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Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you interested in sponsoring the Milwaukee Air and Water Show? We offer sponsorship opportunities at varying levels, so companies or organizations of any size and budget can participate.