Air show has strong turnout on busy weekend

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Perfect weather, fantastic attendance and wonderful shows made for a strong Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival over the weekend.

The two-day air show featured amazing performances in the air and ground.

Headlining the show was the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. Other performers such as the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team and Paul Stender and the jet-powered school bus, among others, had fans excited and on their feet.

On Saturday airport manager Bruce Loy said attendance met expectations with about 12,000 to 15,000 there on Day 1. There was another strong turnout on Sunday with individuals of all ages enjoying the show and festivities at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. This was impressive for a busy weekend that also featured local graduations.

The air show is a significant undertaking, requiring much coordination and planning. Thank you to the sponsors for their support, and we appreciate all the volunteers and airport staff who worked to make it a success.

You can view photos from Saturday in a gallery at semissourian.com.

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