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Editorial: Cape's air show

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival is returning to the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport June 19 and 20, and tickets are available online at www.capeairfestival.com. This year's event is one of the biggest ever, featuring the Navy Blue Angels, the Army Golden Knights parachute team and the Air Force A-10 Warthog East Demonstration Team.

Past air festivals have relied on some 250 volunteers to take tickets, provide security, oversee parking, run the VIP tent and be liaisons for performers. Help also is needed for marketing, accounting and pyrotechnics. Airport manager Bruce Loy says this year's event, with the Blue Angels, will require even more volunteers.

If you are interested in helping, you can get more information on the festival's website or by calling 334-6230.

Air festivals bring thousands of visitors to Cape Girardeau and showcase the regional airport. Attending an air show is a great way to learn about both civil and military aviation and experience first-hand the flying precision of some of the nation's best pilots.

Don't put off getting your tickets for this year's air festival. It promises to be exciting. And if you can help out, volunteer to make this an enjoyable experience for everyone.


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