A-10 makes debut at Aviation Expo Europe

BITBURG, Germany – Visitors get a close-up view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 81st Fighter Squadron during Aviation Expo Europe here June 23. The annual expo featured multiple aerial demonstrations and an aircraft sales and showcase floor. More than 5,000 exhibitors, vendors and visitors attended the three-day event. This year’s expo included its first showcase of an A-10 aircraft at the new location at the Bitburg Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)

BITBURG, Germany – Visitors get a close-up view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 81st Fighter Squadron during Aviation Expo Europe here June 23. The annual expo featured multiple aerial demonstrations and an aircraft sales and showcase floor. More than 5,000 exhibitors, vendors and visitors attended the three-day event. This year’s expo included its first showcase of an A-10 aircraft at the new location at the Bitburg Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)

BITBURG, Germany – Visitors get a close-up view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 81st Fighter Squadron during Aviation Expo Europe here June 23. The annual expo featured multiple aerial demonstrations and an aircraft sales and showcase floor. More than 5,000 exhibitors, vendors and visitors attended the three-day event. This year’s expo included its first showcase of an A-10 aircraft at the new location at the Bitburg Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)

BITBURG, Germany – Visitors get a close-up view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 81st Fighter Squadron during Aviation Expo Europe here June 23. The annual expo featured multiple aerial demonstrations and an aircraft sales and showcase floor. More than 5,000 exhibitors, vendors and visitors attended the three-day event. This year’s expo included its first showcase of an A-10 aircraft at the new location at the Bitburg Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)

BITBURG, Germany – A member of the Firebird Paragliding team performs aerial maneuvers during Aviation Expo Europe here June 23. The annual expo features multiple aerial demonstrations and an aircraft sales and showcase floor. More than 5,000 exhibitors, vendors and visitors attended the three-day event. This year’s expo included its first showcase of an A-10 aircraft at the new location at the Bitburg Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)

BITBURG, Germany – A member of the Firebird Paragliding team performs aerial maneuvers during Aviation Expo Europe here June 23. The annual expo features multiple aerial demonstrations and an aircraft sales and showcase floor. More than 5,000 exhibitors, vendors and visitors attended the three-day event. This year’s expo included its first showcase of an A-10 aircraft at the new location at the Bitburg Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)

BITBURG, Germany – A member of the Firebird Paragliding team prepares for landing after a demonstration of aerial maneuvers at the Aviation Expo Europe here June 23. The annual expo features multiple aerial demonstrations and an aircraft sales and showcase floor. More than 5,000 exhibitors, vendors and visitors attended the three-day event. This year’s expo included its first showcase of an A-10 aircraft at the new location at the Bitburg Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)

BITBURG, Germany – A member of the Firebird Paragliding team prepares for landing after a demonstration of aerial maneuvers at the Aviation Expo Europe here June 23. The annual expo features multiple aerial demonstrations and an aircraft sales and showcase floor. More than 5,000 exhibitors, vendors and visitors attended the three-day event. This year’s expo included its first showcase of an A-10 aircraft at the new location at the Bitburg Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)

BITBURG, Germany – A stunt plane performs a barrel roll for spectators during Aviation Expo Europe here June 23. The annual expo features multiple aerial demonstrations and an aircraft sales and showcase floor. More than 5,000 exhibitors, vendors and visitors attended the three-day event. This year’s expo included its first showcase of an A-10 aircraft at the new location at the Bitburg Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)

BITBURG, Germany – A stunt plane performs a barrel roll for spectators during Aviation Expo Europe here June 23. The annual expo features multiple aerial demonstrations and an aircraft sales and showcase floor. More than 5,000 exhibitors, vendors and visitors attended the three-day event. This year’s expo included its first showcase of an A-10 aircraft at the new location at the Bitburg Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis/Released)