01/17/2014: U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), U.S. Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT) and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (USNAVCENT) are supporting the Bahrain International Air Show (BIAS) 2014.
This year’s BIAS 14, is scheduled for 16-18 January 2014 at Sakhir Air Base in Manama, Bahrain. It is anticipated this year’s BIAS will attract up to 1,000 exhibitors from nearly 50 countries and more than 55,000 visitors.
This year, the United States is showcasing a variety of military aircraft through static displays, including the following: C-130J Hercules, F-15E Strike Eagle, F-18E/F Hornet, MV-22 Osprey, and UH-1Y Huey Venom, AH-1Z Viper and MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters.
The U.S. Air Force will also have a B-1 Lancer and F-22 Raptor flyby, but will not perform any aerial demonstrations.
The aircrew and aircraft participating are all from locations in the CENTCOM AOR. The BIAS is an internationally acclaimed air show and is rapidly becoming a premier aviation and air industry event.
Credit:U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs:1/16/14