Friday, March 11, 2011

Heavy Metal Jet Team Announces 2011 Schedule

The United Bank Card, Inc sponsored air show team will begin its first season on the North American air show circuit in Florida this weekend.

Lancaster, PA (Friday, March 11, 2011) – Heavy Metal Jet Team, North America’s newest civilian jet team sponsored by United Bank Card, Inc. starts its first season today at the TICO Warbird Air Show at the Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, FL. The team arrived on Wednesday, March 9 and will be performing in the show Friday-Sunday, March 11-13.  It’s just one of 18 shows the team will be attending in 2011.

“We’re pleased to be debuting at the TICO Warbird Air Show at the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum,” states Team Lead Lt Colonel Jerry “Jive” Kerby, USAF (ret).  “The volunteers and employees of the museum have been incredibly supportive of Heavy Metal Jet Team since the team was announced in November of last year.  We even conducted several of our first training missions out of the facility and airport and are excited to return for our first show.”

The team’s schedule is as follows:

Mar 11-13       TICO Warbird Air Show                                              Titusville, FL               
Mar 26-27       Florida Int’l Air Show                                                   Punta Gorda, FL        
Apr 16-17        Coastal Carolina Air Show                                          Wilmington, NC       
May 6-8           Defenders of Liberty Open House & Air Show          Barksdale AFB, LA    
Jun 4-5            Sun Fun Festival Air Show                                         Myrtle Beach, SC      
Jun 10-12        Spectale Aerien International de Bagotville                Bagotville, QB
Jun 25             Wings & Wheels At Wendover                                   Wendover, UT           
Jul 2-3             National Cherry Festival                                             Traverse City, MI       
Jul 15-17         Gary’s South Shore Air Show                                    Gary, IN                     
Jul 23-25         Praire Air Show                                                           Peoria, IL                    
Aug 17             Atlantic City Air Show                                                 Atlantic City, NJ
Aug 20-21       Lancaster Community Days                                       Lancaster, PA
Sep 3-5           Canadian International Air Show                                Toronto, ON   
Sep 10-11       Wings Over Pittsburgh                                                Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 17-18       Ocean City Beachfront Air Show                               Ocean City, NJ
Oct 8-9            The Great Georgia Air Show                                      Peachtree City, GA   
Nov 5-6           Cocoa Beach Air Show                                              Cocoa Beach, FL       
Nov 11-12       Stuart Air Show                                                          Stuart, FL     

Heavy Metal Jet Team is dedicating its 2011 season of 18 shows to the Make-A-Wish® Foundation and is working with local chapters at the air shows and other venues where the team will be appearing to raise awareness of the organization’s workand promote its efforts to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Heavy Metal Jet Team is a dynamic five-ship jet team led by Jerry “Jive” Kerby with featured performer Dale “Snort” Snodgrass.  To inquire about the booking the team or for more information, please contact LM Sawyer at 813-964-6259 or

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, with 64 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 200,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

United Bank Cardis a premier payment and transaction processing organization based out of Hampton, New Jersey.  As founder and CEO, Jared Isaacman has led United Bank Card from a fledgling start-up in his parent’s basement ten years ago, to a 10 billion dollar payment processing company serving business owners around the nation. Ranked by the Nilson Report as one of the largest payment processors in the United States, United Bank Card currently handles the merchant accounts for over 130,000 business locations. It is consistently recognized as a leader in innovation, United Bank Card is a five-time consecutive Inc. 500 company (2005-2009) and was ranked on Deloitte’s 2008 “Technology Fast 50” list.   For more information on United Bank Card please visit

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