Monday, January 10, 2011

U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels to headline 2011 Indianapolis Air Show

Event benefiting children’s charities set for May 13-15
( Indianapolis , Ind. ) – They’re one of the most sought-after performance teams in the world, and they’re coming to the 2011 Indianapolis Air Show!
The U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration team – known far and wide as the “Blue Angels” – announced today that it will be participating in this year’s air show at Mt. Comfort Airport , May 13, 14 and 15.
“We are excited to have this extraordinary military team headline our event, as they fly a very limited number of shows each year,” said Bob Duncan, chairman of the executive committee for the Indianapolis Air Show.  “And the Blue Angels’ appearance here in May has even more significance, as it will be part of the 100th anniversary of Naval Aviation – a tremendous milestone we’ll be recognizing during the air show.”
 The Blue Angels’ mission is to enhance Navy and Marine Corps recruiting efforts and represent the naval service to the United States , its elected leadership and foreign nations.
During a Blue Angels flight demonstration, air show-goers can expect choreographed refinements of skills possessed by these amazing naval aviators.   At times their F-18’s will be as close as 12 inches apart while flying at an incredible 300-400 knots.  In addition, attendees will see firsthand the graceful moves of the four-plane Diamond Formation, in concert with the fast-paced performances of its two solo pilots.  Finally, the team illustrates the pinnacle of precision flying, performing maneuvers locked as a unit in the renowned, six-jet Delta Formation. 
Additional plans for the 15th annual Indianapolis Air Show are taking take shape.  As always, attendees will have the chance to experience everything from high-flying action in the air to interactive and family-friendly fun on the ground.  Exciting new venues are also being added to enhance the overall experience of everyone attending the show.
Please check the air show’s website for more information as well as sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.
Net proceeds from the event go to the Central Indiana Community Foundation. The Indianapolis Air Show has donated more than $1.4 million through CICF to children’s charities since the show’s inception in 1997.

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