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Wings over Waukesha
The Wings over Waukesha Air Show is proud to announce that a fourth aerobatics act, has been added to the performance as former US Air Force A-10 pilot Jim Leavelle will be performing in his T-6, along with Jim "Fang" Maroney Super Chipmunk aerobatics, Dave Dacy-Tony Kazian wingwalking, and Dr Bill Blank Super Decathlon aerobatics.
The air show will be held on August 25 and 26, 2012, at the Waukesha County Airport, and it will feature the Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” bomber from World War II, which will offer amazing once-in-a-lifetime rides and tours. Veterans who flew in the B-17 in WWII will be near the aircraft to offer their personal experiences and autographs for interested guests. A parachute performance team will kick off the show, the 1st Tactical Air Wing will demonstrate how aircraft are engaged in law enforcement, and a wide array of vintage and contemporary military and civilian aircraft will be in flight and on display to represent the centennial of aviation in Waukesha County.
“The B-17 is the cornerstone of this year’s air show experience, and we have dozens of other aircraft representing the past 100 years of aviation, and they will be flying throughout the day and on display for a close-up view,” said Kurt Stanich, Chairman of Wings over Waukesha.
“We have a great variety of food and beverages available, and we encourage everyone to stay late Saturday evening to enjoy a live band and hot air balloon glow,” he added.
Tickets to the event are $10 per person for adults, $5 for children ages 10 – 17, free of charge for children ages 9 and under.
“Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on during the show, a camera and comfortable shoes so they can explore the grounds and enjoy the day with their families,” said Stanich. More suggestions on what to bring are available on the airshow website.
Ample parking will be provided for $5 per car on the airport grounds and Waukesha Expo Center properties, and trams will run throughout the day to shuttle guests to the air show entrance, which is especially helpful to those who have difficulty walking longer distances or families with small children.
Wings over Waukesha sponsors include Waukesha County Airport, Atlantic Aviation, StrateVantage Communications, Accurate Specialties, the Fisher Barton Group, Stars and Stripes Honor Flight – Wisconsin, Innovative Signs, Icom America, Delzer, thesalesfactory, Snow Patrol, Generac, TEC, Stein’s Aircraft Services, PlaneSafe, Vietnam Veterans of America – Chapter 425, Euro Machinery Specialists, Acupuncture and Chinese Medical Center, Modern Woodmen, Midland Plastics, U.S. Bank, Skycom Avionics, Summit Credit Union, DryHootch of Waukesha County, Wings of Mercy, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Waukesha Bearings Corporation, AirCraft Image, Ryan’s Pub, Waukesha County Technical College, Stoneridge Subway, Mead & Hunt, Commemorative Air Force – Wisconsin Wing and Rotating Equipment Repair.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for businesses that want to reach out to the anticipated crowd of 20,000 – 25,000 people this year, including thousands of families, active military personnel and veterans, aviation enthusiasts and entertainment-seekers. Sponsor package details are provided in the downloadable sponsor package.
|Where||Waukesha County Airport/Crites Field 2525 Aviation Rd, Waukesha, WI 53188|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||9:00 am–9:00 pm|
|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Everyone, Kids, Teens, Families, Seniors|
|Price||$10 for adults, $7 in advance via website|
More About Waukesha County Airport/Crites Field
Since 1935, Waukesha County Airport at Crites Field has been the general aviation in Waukesha. The airport is used primarily for corporate and private travel. The building houses a flight school, maintenance, shops and meeting rooms. Charter services are available as well as private and business hangers for rent. There is also space available to build hangers at the field.
Airport Manager: Kurt Stanich
Terminals open 24/7