Buzz on in for the 2009 Air Show

By | August 24, 2009 12:00 am

Skilled pilots are ready to take off with breathtaking aerobatics and amazing feats on Sept. 19, 2009, in Sparta.
An estimated 15,000 people are expected to attend the 2009 edition of the Upper Cumberland Air Show on Sept. 19 at Upper Cumberland Regional Airport. This year’s show will include favorites from the past, as well as many new performers, including a special appearance by the Air Force A-10 “Warthog,” Greg Koontz with his captivating act in the bright yellow Piper, CC Gerner in the Extra 300L, the Red Thunder Team in formation, two Pitts 12, one with Larry King the other with Bryan Jensen at the controls, The Black Daggers Special Forces Parachute Team, Brent McClearen with a T-6, Paradise Airshows, Sky Soldiers Huey Helicopter rides and many, many more. Dave Shultz, Air Boss, is coordinating the show.
Gates will open at 9 a.m., with the show beginning at 1 p.m. Come on in early. Airplanes will be flying in all morning. There will be numerous static displays, World War II and Signal Corps, other historic aircraft, war birds, experimental aircraft, and scale aircraft – the list goes on and on. The flight simulator will be back, as well as activities for the kids.
The Air Show is a fun, family-friendly event with something for everyone. Tickets are on sale now at locations in the area, including the Highlands Visitor Center in Cookeville, and Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce.
Admission is $10, with children 10 and under free. Save $2 and purchase your advance tickets.
The Upper Cumberland Regional Airport is located just off Highway 111 at the Highway 136 (Hampton’s Crossroads) exit, approximately three miles south of Interstate 40 at Cookeville.
For more information about the show go to www.uppercumberlandairshow.com or call Mike Douglas, UCR Airport Manager at (931) 739-7000.

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