Sunday, July 3, 2011

Aviation Roundup in memory of Amanda

Only seven weeks from now Minden-Tahoe Airport will be hosting an outstanding event to celebrate the life of Amanda Franklin and to raise money to offset medical bills and loss of income for the great Flying Circus pilot Kyle Franklin. We are so fortunate that the air show family has stepped forward in such a dynamic way to help in this effort. With Wayne Boggs as our Air Boss and Danny Clisham as the announcer the fans will be totally entertained. Jay Rabbit is providing his awesome state-of-the-art sound system and as of this writing the list of performers include, in no particular order:

Patty Wagstaff
Greg Koontz
Mark Peterson
Chuck Coleman
E Team Skydivers
Super Dave Mathieson
Jon Melby
Marcus Paine
Team Rocket
Rich Perkins
Seamus McCaughley
Greg Colyer

Our static air “Zoo” will include Beaver, Broncos, Mustangs, Gazelles, Cobras, Mallards, Chipmunks, Tigers and more. The Coast Guard will display their flotilla, a SWAT Team will have a display and the K-9 Teams and radio controlled aircraft will put on demonstrations. The Perlan II project will have a mock-up of the new pressurized glider being built for their 100,000 foot altitude attempt and will be doing a presentation followed Bill Schroeder presenting a FAA WINGS seminar. Our vendor group is very eclectic from Harley Davidson to Starbucks to Costco and another 15 in between. We have four different vendors providing food favorites including the basic air show staples and BBQ along with special pastries and wine tasting. We are still accepting performers, static displays, vendors and volunteers. Please give us a call at 775-782-9871 or email 

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