Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Dacy Airshows Newsletter

Dave Dacy Airshows, Inc.


February 2, 2009

Volume III




Dave Dacy Airshows . . . . from one act to an entire show!


Whether planning an annual airshow, airport day, corporate outing or adding an airshow to an existing festival, a cast of enthusiastic and dedicated performers and support services allow you to select the perfect compliment to your event, or to coordinate an 'all inclusive' package or 'turn key' event line-up.


Booked individually, or as package . . . Dave Dacy Airshows, Inc., has the performers, aircraft and support service resources to make a professional difference in your event planning and presentation . . . in the air and on the ground . . . a difference that only experience, dedication and excellence can make. 





Contact Information


Dave Dacy Airshows

P.O. Box 225

Harvard, IL 60033







Toll Free (US)




Phil Dacy

Cell:  815-739-2566



Julia Dacy

Cell: 815-482-3920




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Visit the Dave Dacy Airshows Website for individual performer bio, photo and pricing information.






Contact Dave Dacy Airshows directly to customize a package to best reflect your airshow requirements, while working within your budget constraints.





Monthly email newsletters will include both a performer feature and support service spotlight, to provide you with greater opportunity to familiarize yourself with the tremendous individuals, performers, support personnel and services that comprise the hundreds of years of combined experience, and the thousands of safe and professional performances of Dave Dacy Airshows.


Performer Feature

 Mike Keenum

 and the

  Hawker Sea Fury - "Riff Raff' 

Mike Keenum & 'RMike iff Raff' 

mikekMike Keenum, a life-long resident of the Chicago area, began his career in the USAF.  Serving as a crew chief on the F105 Thunder Chief in Southeast Asia and on the F106 Delta Dart in the United States.  After the military, and upon receiving a B.S. degree in physical therapy, Mike established an outpatient physical therapy company with multiple clinics throughout the Chicagoland area.


Earning his pilot's license in 1984, Mike has owned and operated a number of business aircraft to include; Beech Bonanza, Beech Baron, King Air C90, 300, and 350, Beech Starship, Beech Premier, Hughes 500 and an Enstrom 480 B.


In addition to a high performance solo aerobatic routine performed in the Hawker Sea Fury on the airshow circuit today, Mike and 'Riff Raff' (as the Sea Fury is affectionately known as in the world of unlimited air racing) have been a part of the National Championship Air Races for the last ten years.  Assisted with pilot duties while in Reno, by former NASA Shuttle Astronaut Robert 'Hoot' Gibson, the Sea Fury has finished in the gold for the last four years, and has taken fourth place in the last two.


Mike is past president and Vice President of Lifeline Pilots, a charitable flying organization providing free transportation to patients in need, for whom he has flown over 40,000 miles.


Selling his business in 2007, Mike now owns and operates a 250 acre farm where he resides with his wife in Michigan.




Support Service Spotlight

Claude & Liz Spears 

 Airshow Sound 

Literally,  Rocket Scientists . . . Claude and Liz Spears bring to the event arena an uncompromising enthusiasm and commitment for both aviation and technology.  Having each been employed by Rockwell Collins for more than thirty years, their experience and dedication make them the 'sound ' choice in meeting your event presentation requirements.


With the latest technology in Airshow Sound Production, and the capability and equipment to provide quality sound throughout the entire crowd area, a team of experienced sound technicians ensure the ultimate sound experience for performers, media, spectators, sponsors and exhibitors.

Whether challenges require multi-rowed speakers, sound delays, mile long crowd lines, or lack of power at show center, the fully self contained package of Airshow Sound should be your number #1 choice.


Upon contracting Airshow Sound, take advantage of many additional state-of-the-art package opportunities to include;


*   Internet Availability at Show Center for

  Real Time Weather Reporting  *


*  Create a Wi-Fi Hotspot for use by Airshow Personnel, Performers, Sponsors and/or Exhibitors  *


*  Take advantage of local FM Broadcasting availability for remote crowd areas, parking, or boats for lakefront events  *


*  List your event on Airshows.com the number #1 airshow site when using 'google'  *


*Explore affordable, cost effective internet ticketing options available through Super Tickets (additional fee for this service)  *


Airshow Sound is conveniently based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.




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