Editorial

Fun at the air show

Wednesday, July 5, 2006

The Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival promises plenty of thrills. The activities start when gates open at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. A show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday's activities start when the gates open at 11 a.m. A flyover of a B-2 bomber is set for 3:30 p.m. followed by the day show. At 7:30 p.m. the Ronald McDonald Magic Show starts, and the night show begins at 8:30 p.m. Both evenings will conclude with fireworks.

Other performers during the air festival will be the Aeroshell Acrobatic Team, the Bill Leff T-6 Starfire Night Sky Show, Skip Stewart's acrobatics in his Pitts S-25, Franklin Flying Circus with motorcycle-to-airplane transfer, Paul Stender's Dodge Ram Jet, the 82nd Airborne All-American Freefall Team, the T-6A Texan II Aerial Demonstration Team and the A-10 Thunderbolt West Coast Demo Team.

The show also will feature plenty of static aircraft displays, including the B-17 "Yankee Lady" from the Yankee Air Museum.

Of interest to youngsters at the air show is the Tracker's Jr. Pilot's Club sponsored by the Southeast Missourian Jr. Watch for Thursday's special air festival publication in the Southeast Missouri with details about the club and all the other activities slated for Friday and Saturday.

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