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Burlington Chamber of Commerce > News & Announcements > Air show returns to Skagit Regional Airport — and it’s still free

Air show returns to Skagit Regional Airport — and it’s still free

Posted on Friday, March 29th, 2013

Burlington – Four years after the last air show and fly-in at Skagit Regional Airport, Skagit Flight Fest 2013 is cleared for takeoff! The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7, and keeping with tradition, admission to the public is free.

A unique partnership involving the Port of Skagit, Burlington Chamber of Commerce and Skagit Airport Support Association will produce the show, with local pilot Jay Findlay chairing the organizing committee.

The centerpiece of Skagit Flight Fest 2013 will be an aerobatics show lasting about 90 minutes. Performers will include the father-and-son team of Bud and Ross Granley, “The Flying Tenor” Will Allen and female aerobatic and racing pilot Vicky Benzing. A wide variety of static displays, youth activities and vendors will round out the day.

Skagit Regional Airport was unable to host an air show/fly-in from 2010 through 2012 due to a multi-year project to rebuild the main runway. Now that the runway project is complete, the Port of Skagit looks forward to reprising the show as a way to promote the value and use of the airport among citizens of port district. Those uses include business travel, air cargo, medevac / emergency / search & rescue operations, military / law enforcement, and recreational flying.

The chamber will be soliciting sponsorships to help ensure that Skagit Flight Fest can remain a free event. So please hop on board; it’s going to be a fun ride!

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Contact: Carl Molesworth – 757-0011

Links to performers:

http://bgranley.wix.com/airshows#!

http://willallenairshows.com/

http://www.vbaerosports.com/documents/vicky_benzing_bio.pdf.

 

 

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