Friday, May 6, 2011

Drop A Bomb on Cancer and Have World War II Aircrew Experience at Terre Haute International Airport Open House May 21

Terre Haute, IN -- An up-close look at the Terre Haute International Airport will be available on May 21, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during an airport open house. Many types of aircraft will be on display, and visitors will have the chance to drop a “bomb” on a target to benefit the fight against leukemia.  Also, an authentic World War II B-25 bomber will be on the field, offering the chance to have a World War II aircrew experience.  Admission and parking are free. 

“Drop a Bomb on Cancer” will provide an opportunity to fly in a real airplane with a fully certified flight instructor and drop a “bomb” on a target, for a tax-deductible donation of $20.  After a preflight briefing, participants will board a “bomber” and taxi to the departure end of their assigned runway.  Then they will take off, make a bomb run, and drop a “bomb” toward a ground target. Accuracy prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places.  All funds collected go to the Tyler Genneken Foundation to support the fight against Leukemia. 

A second special event planned is the chance to experience an authentic World War II B-25 Mitchell Bomber.  The Missouri Wing of the Commemorative Air Force will  bring their B-25 “Show Me” to Terre Haute for the day.  “Visitors will have a chance to get up close and personal with the aircraft made famous by the Doolittle Raid during WWII,” said B-25 pilot, Jordan Brown.  “That attack changed the course of World War II, and provided the first big morale booster for the U.S. fight in the Pacific.”

For a tax-deductible sponsorship of $395, visitors can support this historic part of American aviation, while getting a once-in-a-lifetime WWII bomber flight crew experience.  For more information on the B-25 opportunity, call Nicole Brown at 812-878-RIDE (7433) or e-mail her at

Also, many other types of aircraft will be on display, including trainers, private aircraft, warbirds, and experimental aircraft built by people right here in Terre Haute.  Many of the pilots will be available to talk about their aircraft.  Food and drinks will be available for a modest cost, and Louise’s CafĂ© will be open as well.

For more information about the open house, contact

Contact:  Ted Green
Phone number:  (812) 877-7600
Email address:
Website:    Look for links to the Open House

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