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June 22, 1997 | By John Murawski, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Is there a more sweltering way to spend a steamy summer afternoon than sitting in unsheltered bleachers straining to see an air show? How about doing a slow saute while your car is caught in a four-mile traffic jam caused by the air show? So it went yesterday at the Willow Grove Naval Reserve Station. The three-day event continues from 10 to 4 today. Admission is free. Yesterday's performance drew more than a quarter of a million people, and emergency medical personnel estimated that more than 300 would have to be treated for exposure and other heat-related problems.
NEWS
August 9, 1990 | By Jeff McGaw, Special to The Inquirer
Airplanes aren't the only thing buzzing around Horsham these days. At a Township Council meeting Tuesday, Councilman Eugene F. McGill launched concerns over whether the annual air show at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station has become too commercialized and has increased the potential for public safety problems. This year's show is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the base. The council, as it has in the past, voiced concerns over the safety of the estimated 150,000 people who will attend the show.
NEWS
September 18, 1999 | By Lauren Mayk, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The "missing man" aeronautics formation over South Jersey Regional Airport this weekend will honor a pilot absent from the airport, museum and annual air show that he championed for years. Employees and volunteers at the Air Victory Museum in Lumberton prepared for the sixth annual air show without Steve Snyder, who owned the airport and founded the museum. Snyder died in a plane crash in June. His wife, Barbara, now owns the airport. "There was a lot of hope that his air show goes well because of Steve," said Deborah Parchment, senior vice president for the museum.
NEWS
February 11, 1995 | by Kevin Haney, Daily News Staff Writer
The three-day air show that city tourism boosters had been planning for Northeast Philadelphia Airport in June was scrubbed yesterday. Councilman Brian J. O'Neill, whose 10th District includes the airport, said he and Mayor Rendell agreed that there wasn't enough time to get clearance for the show from community groups surrounding the airfield. Instead, O'Neill is establishing a community committee to see if the show can fly in 1996. Officials from Welcome America, the city tourism combine that coordinates Independence Day festivities, had been hoping for a "go" signal Monday from the Northeast Airport Advisory Committee - city officials, neighborhood representatives and tenants who use the airport.
NEWS
August 19, 1990 | By Nancy Phillips, Inquirer Staff Writer
An F-4 Phantom fighter soared through the azure sky, and Miklos Kiss put his hand on his heart. "Hear that sound? You feel it right here," he said, placing a hand on his chest. "Just to hear it, that's why I came. " Shirtless in the blazing afternoon heat, Kiss stood at the edge of a runway at McGuire Air Force Base yesterday, squinting into the sun as some of the nation's most elite aircraft put on a show for an estimated 300,000 fans. Kiss, a newly commissioned Air Force lieutenant from Old Bridge, N.J., stood rapt in reverie as the mighty planes pierced the sky. Jet fighters and bombers like those sent overseas as part of the military buildup in Saudi Arabia were on hand for the show.
NEWS
March 12, 2013 | By Russ Bynum, Associated Press
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Even a rural festival celebrating the harvest of Georgia's famous sweet onions isn't safe from the federal budget battle 600 miles away, as automatic cuts are threatening to take away the star attraction for the Vidalia Onion Festival's popular air show: the Navy's daredevil fighter pilots, the Blue Angels. The $85 billion in automatic budget cuts that took effect March 1 have thrown planning for the festival's air show into a tailspin, just weeks before the April 20 event that officials agreed to hold a week earlier than usual so they could book the vaunted group.
NEWS
August 25, 1995 | by Kevin Haney, Daily News Staff Writer
The three-day air show that city tourism boosters had been so enthusiastic about staging at Northeast Airport earlier this year will be a no-show for a while. Councilman Brian J. O'Neill, whose 10th District includes the airport and surrounding neighborhoods, said a committee established earlier this year in response to neighborhood protests has agreed to postpone any show at the city- owned airfield until 1997 at the earliest. O'Neill, who co-chairs the committee with the city's aviation director, said the group also agreed to drop plans to have the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels squadron perform, at least until 1998.
NEWS
August 29, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Three Italian air force jets collided during an air show at a U.S. military base yesterday, sending one of the planes crashing in flames into a crowd of spectators, authorities said. At least 47 people were killed and several hundred injured. Three Italian pilots, members of a famed aerial stunt team, were among those killed in the accident at the Ramstein Air Base, about 60 miles southwest of Frankfurt, where an estimated 300,000 people had gathered for the annual air show, authorities said.
NEWS
January 9, 2012 | By Joan Lowy, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Despite suffering severe injuries in the worst air race accident in the United States in more than a half-century, some victims have told their attorneys they would like to attend future races. "I just look at them, shake my head, and say, 'You are absolutely nuts,' " said Houston lawyer Tony Buzbee, who represents 16 injured victims and families of people killed at an air race in Reno, Nev., in September. Eleven people died and about 70 were badly injured after a souped-up World War II-era war bird crashed in front of VIP boxes, sending shrapnel into the crowd.
SPORTS
September 28, 2000 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
For the last five years, and nine of the last 10, Penn had opened the season against Dartmouth. In eight games, neither side scored more than 24 points. And six times, the winning margin was eight points or fewer. Quakers coach Al Bagnoli thinks at least the first part of that tradition is about to change, now that the teams are meeting in Week 3 in the Ivy League opener for each. "I'm not sure what they've done, but we've taken all of the preseason to go over everything we're going to see with Dartmouth," Bagnoli said.
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December 6, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Paulsboro threw 53 passes last Friday night. "We used to throw 50 to 60 passes all year," Paulsboro coach Glenn Howard said. "Now, we throw that many in one game. It's crazy. " The Red Raiders' remarkable reliance on the passing game in a 36-33 overtime victory over rival West Deptford on a cold, damp night did more than underscore their complete commitment to the no-huddle, spread offense. It also served as a showcase for junior quarterback Carlton Aiken. "He's the real thing," West Deptford coach Clyde Folsom said.
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October 7, 2014 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
PLAYERS OF THE WEEKEND National - Bo Wallace threw for three touchdowns, including two in the final 5 1/2 minutes, as Mississippi rallied to beat Alabama for the first time in 11 tries, 23-17. Local - For the second straight time it's Rasheed Bailey, who set a Delaware Valley (4-0, 3-0 MAC) record for receiving yards, with 252 on nine catches, in a 56-24 win over Albright (1-4, 0-4). For the second game in a row he had four TD receptions, which also ties the program record.
NEWS
August 1, 2014 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
LOOK! UP in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a lot of planes. They'll be zooming along the shoreline Aug. 13 as the 12th annual Atlantic City Air Show soars back to town. More than just the latest edition of the aerial extravaganza, the exhibition - dubbed "Thunder Over the Boardwalk" - marks a return to the show's longtime August scheduling. In 2013, the daylong spectacle featuring vintage and state-of-the-art aircraft was staged in June rather than in August, as it had been since its 2003 inception.
NEWS
May 12, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
JOINT BASE Under skies that grew steadily darker Saturday, visitors to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey watched as a stunt plane flew skyward before seeming to stall and plummeting straight down - only to skim just above the ground and then repeat the heart-stopping act. "If I was in there, I'd definitely think it was scary," said Ryan Deehr, 9, of Medford, adding that the stunt planes were his favorite part of the 2014 Open House and...
NEWS
July 9, 2013
Up, up and away, a great air show Atlantic City Airshow organizers deserve a lot of credit for continuing this 11-year tradition despite government budget cutbacks - as do the brave and amazing pilots (along with their sponsors) who flew ("Thunder was missed at A.C. Airshow," June 27). Pilots like Jim Beasley, Matt Chapman, Rob Howland, Dan McClung, and Bill Stein are in a league of their own. Along with other pilots, they pleased the crowd on the beach the other week. As for the use of slower aircraft, noise and speed aren't everything.
NEWS
June 24, 2013 | By Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press
CINCINNATI - Risking death every time they go to work, wing walkers need courage, poise, a healthy craving for adrenaline and, most important, they need to be meticulously exacting with every step they take on the small planes that carry them past dazzled crowds at speeds up to 130 m.p.h. Jane Wicker fit that bill, her friends and colleagues in the air-show industry said Sunday. Wicker, 44, and pilot Charlie Schwenker, 64, were killed Saturday in a fiery plane crash captured on video at an Ohio air show and witnessed by thousands.
NEWS
March 12, 2013 | By Russ Bynum, Associated Press
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Even a rural festival celebrating the harvest of Georgia's famous sweet onions isn't safe from the federal budget battle 600 miles away, as automatic cuts are threatening to take away the star attraction for the Vidalia Onion Festival's popular air show: the Navy's daredevil fighter pilots, the Blue Angels. The $85 billion in automatic budget cuts that took effect March 1 have thrown planning for the festival's air show into a tailspin, just weeks before the April 20 event that officials agreed to hold a week earlier than usual so they could book the vaunted group.
SPORTS
September 8, 2012 | By Chris Melchiorre, FOR THE INQUIRER
His two first-quarter touchdown passes might as well have dropped from the heavens. All the touch, the timing - that floating, light-as-air quality - that one never expects from a backup quarterback on opening night of the season. But here was Moorestown junior Tyreek Robinson, connecting on throws of 35 and 29 yards, finding an easy rhythm and leading his team to a win on the road. Robinson finished 9 for 13 for 228 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception, sending Moorestown to a 25-19 victory at Seneca on Friday night.
NEWS
May 14, 2012 | By Kristin E. Holmes, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In a daring display of aerial acrobatics, Sgt. Timothy O'Neil jumped from a plane and drifted to the ground with an American flag rippling in the wind behind him. "The Star-Spangled Banner" swelled and the crowd at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Open House and Air Show stood spellbound as O'Neil, a 26-year-old member of the U.S. Army Golden Knight precision parachute team, hit the ground on the anthem's last note. "It's an incredible feeling," O'Neil, of Wilmore, Ky., said after his landing.
NEWS
May 9, 2012 | By Edward Colimore, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Setting the stage for this weekend's show at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst has been no small feat — not when 300,000 people are expected. Preparations for the military base's free public Open House and Air Show started in November, when security forces began biweekly meetings to discuss crowd-control issues at the Burlington County facility. Seven parking areas have been designated, 30 shuttle buses have been readied, and security measures are in place. On Friday night, 5,300 feet of barrier wall, 7,600 feet of stanchion rope, and 1,125 feet of snow fence will be installed, transforming an active runway into a mile-long air stage.
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