Air Show Returns to Eastern Alabama

Air Show Returns to Eastern Alabama

The Auburn University Regional Airport is bringing the first true air show to eastern Alabama since 1984 when the Auburn-Opelika Airshow kicks off on May 11. Attendees will be able to watch aerobatic displays, see vintage warbirds, participate in the Touch A Truck event and see the newly constructed terminal at the Auburn University Regional Airport.

“We are expecting a little more than 10,000 people at the airshow,” said Beth Witten, airshow coordinator. “We are really looking forward to being able to bring aviation to the forefront.”

Jim Cook, a local pilot whose Yakovlev Yak-9 will be featured at the airshow said that there will be a lot of acts that crowds will not want to miss. “The Sea Fury is going to be really exciting,” he said. “This thing is fast. It’s sick fast. It’s propeller-driven, but it’s like a 450 mph airplane.”

The Hawker Sea Fury is a British aircraft that was built in 1945 but did not see service until the Korean War. The Hawker Sea Fury at the Auburn-Opelika Airshow will be flown by Dave Peeler.

For the complete story in The Auburn Villager, click here. For more information about the air show, click here.

Updated: April 26, 2013 — 11:46 AM
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