One of the few remaining air shows in the state will take flight Saturday in Howard County. Event organizers expect the Kokomo Airshow to attract more than 3,000 visitors. July 23, 2014
KOKOMO, Ind. – All eyes will be on the skies of Kokomo this Saturday, July 26, as the Kokomo Airshow presents award-winning airshow performers including Rob Holland of Ultimate Airshows, the reigning U.S. National Aerobatic Champion, World Freestyle Champion and U.S. Freestyle Champion. Known for his action-packed airshow routine, Holland promises to bring an exciting program of aerial maneuvers to his performance.
The show will also bring to Indiana an array of aerobatic pilots who will perform individually and with Holland as the 4ce Aerobatic Team:
-Kevin Coleman of Kevin Coleman Aerosports
-Bill Stein of Bill Stein Airshows
-Jack Knutson of Firebird Airshows
The show will feature additional aerobatic and warbird acts as well as vintage and experimental aircraft.
“We are thrilled with the star-studded lineup of world-class performers coming to the Kokomo Airshow this year,” said Pam Wild, event coordinator. “We're proud to host Indiana’s largest airshow and provide outstanding family entertainment while boosting our local economy.”
With the support of local business sponsorships, organizers are able to keep admission to the 2014 Kokomo Airshow free to everyone. The 2013 show attracted 3,500 attendees from across the country. Additional sponsors are needed to help defray expenses.
Food vendors include Little Caesars, Dippin' Dots and Kona Ice and classic favorites like kettle corn will be served too. Vendors will also give 15 percent back to the event, and the proceeds from the event will go to the Boy Scouts of America.
Date/Time: Saturday, July 26, 2014 – show 1-4 p.m. (Gates open at 10 a.m.)
Location: Kokomo Municipal Airport, 3637 East 400
Additional Performance Information
Kokomo Airshow aerobatic acts
-Cliff Robinson in his Stearman
-Billy Werth in the Christian Eagle
-Mike Wild (local pilot) in his Super Decathlon
-Ty Lingo (local pilot) in a Piper J-3 Cub, racing a Model T
-Al Hoover in his Stearman
-Patrick McAllee in his Pitts Special
Kokomo Airshow warbird acts
-Laura Stants, “Checkertail” T-6 Texan
-Greg Aldridge, L-29 Jet
-American Military Heritage Foundation, PV-2 Harpoon
-Bill Finney, L-19 Bird Dog
-Jordan Brown, C-45
-Also other warbirds, including the L-5, BT-13, PT-23, T-34, additional T-6s and the Yak.
Source: The Kokomo Airshow