Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Air Show to be held at Middletown Airport Sept. 20-21

MIDDLETOWN, OHIO (Sept. 9, 2008) – Middletown Airport’s first air show in over 30 years will take place on September 20 and 21. Presented by the Middletown Aviation Foundation, “Wings of Freedom” will feature dozens of war birds, top aerobatic performers, ground displays, along with a car show, military re-enactors, paratroopers and aviation-oriented kid zone. The airport is located at 1707 Run Way, Middletown, Ohio.

Among the scheduled acts: The B-17 “Flying Fortress” featured in the movie “The Memphis Belle;” precision formation flying team Scream’n Rebels in WWII era T-6 Texans; a P-51 Mustang; and a tactical demonstration by a MiG-17 Fresco Vietnam war jet fighter. Other “war birds” expected to participate: A B-25 Mitchell; TBM Avenger; BT13 Valiant; T-28 Trojan; Cessna O-2 Skytrain; Nanchang CJ-6; 179AW Mansfield: C-130; Sikorsky MH-53 Sea Dragon and MH-60 Pave Hawk. There also will be a flyover (Saturday only) of a C-5 Galaxy, the largest aircraft in the U.S. Airforce.

In addition, there will be six top aerobatic performers including pilot Brett Hunter flying a Magnum Pitts S2C, Cliff Robinson barnstorming in his 450 Stearman biplane and Jay Hodge in a Russian Yak-52. Other acts include Emerson Stewart (Citabria) and John Black in a Super Decathlon. There also will be military re-enactors, a commemorative D-Day paratrooper performance, ground displays of a variety of different aircraft and a car show. Kid zone will feature a climbing wall and inflatable slides along with “Top Gun” photo ops and dog-fighting flight simulator.

“This air show is shaping up to be one of the most exciting community events to be held at Middletown Airport in over 30 years,” says Bevis. “We’re also very pleased to provide positive, family friendly entertainment that we know will benefit the city of Middletown and everyone in it.”

The Middletown Aviation Foundation is a non-profit organization created to support regional aviation and contribute to the community and the economic engine of Middletown and surrounding regions through the creation of community events at Middletown Airport and other venues.

To purchase tickets or for more information call Rich Bevis at (513) 217-4777 or visit

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