Air Show of Warsaw starts Friday

Photo courtesy WIOE, this C54 landed in Warsaw Municipal Airport Thursday evening.

WARSAW, Ind. (WANE)  The Air Show of Warsaw raises funds for ‘Hoosiers Helping Heroes’ and honors veterans. The event kicks off Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. at the Warsaw Municipal Airport with pre-show airplane practices.

“We have [a veteran] that is 90 years old that flew combat in World War Two. Dr. Paul Grossnickle and he’s going to do the opening ceremonies in a 1943 Steerman that he soloed 72 years ago,” air show organizer, Jim Holbrook said.

In previous years, the air show was one day. However, overwhelming support from last year led leaders to expand the event. The air-show continues all day Saturday from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Airplane, balloon and helicopter rides will be available on Friday and Saturday. Early morning balloon flights will start the Saturday events at 7 a.m. with as many as 10 balloons participating.

Other event activities include a candy bomber launch and airplane and helicopter rides. The air show also features a F-4U Corsair and airplane verse car races.

For a full list of events, click here. 

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