Active-Duty military to receive free admission

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Published on April 13, 2011 with No Comments

The courage, selflessness and extraordinary physical and mental talents of the U.S. military are on display annually during the Indianapolis Air Show. Because of the event’s strong ties to our country’s protectors, event organizers hope to see thousands of representatives of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy in this year’s crowd.

The Tom Wood Automotive Group 2011 Indianapolis Air Show is proud to announce that active-duty members of the military with current IDs will receive free admission to the May 13-15 charity event at Indianapolis Regional Airport (formerly Mt. Comfort Airport).

“We’ve enjoyed a tremendous partnership with the U.S. military over the years,” Bob Duncan, chairman of the air show’s executive committee, said. “This is one small way to show our gratitude for all that they do to assist us in raising money for local children’s charities. Of course, it’s also a way to say ‘thanks’ for sacrificing so much for our country.”

Headlining the 2011 Indianapolis Air Show will be the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels. One of the most sought-after jet teams in the world, the Blue Angels will showcase the skills possessed by these amazing naval aviators, flying F-18 Hornets in thrilling aerial routines.

Along with the Blue Angels, numerous military and civilian performers will be demonstrating outstanding feats in the sky. Jacquie Warda, a female pilot who launched into the air show circuit at the age of 50, will be showing off her flair for aerobatics, as well as conducting seminars on aerobatic flying. Dan Buchanan, who was paralyzed in 1981, will be soaring above on a sailplane outfitted with fiery special effects. The list of additional aerial performers includes: the Viper West F-16 Demonstration Team, Grayout Aerosports’ Billy Werth, Red Eagle Air Sports, the FM-2 “Wildcat,” the 4FU “Corsair,” and the Wright B Flyer, which will take you back to the age of the Wright Brothers.

On the ground, air show-goers can check out the BT-13 Valiant, L-5 Sentinel, PT-26 Cornell, P-51D Mustang, the Civil Air Patrol, and the KC-135R Cockpit Mockup and Boom Simulator, just to name a few.

Ticket prices for both the Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, performances have been reduced by $5 compared to last year to $15 for adult admission and $5 for children ages 6-12. Attendees buying tickets through the air show’s Web site will pay just $12 for an adult ticket, vs. $15 at the gate, and $4 for a child’s.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

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