June 22, 1997 |
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.
August 9, 1990 |
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.
September 18, 1999 |
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.
February 11, 1995 |
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.
August 19, 1990 |
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.
March 12, 2013 |
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.
August 25, 1995 |
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.
August 29, 1988 |
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.
January 9, 2012 |
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.
September 28, 2000 |
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.