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SpectaculAir at Rushford, MN promises to be spectacular


Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

The Rushford Municipal Airport at Rushford, Minn., presents the first-ever SpectaculAir air show, September 27 and 28, 2013, at the airport. The event, sponsored by the City of Rushford, Mead & Hunt, Inc., and approximately a dozen local businesses features two aerobatic performance shows featuring Dick Schulz, Erik Edgren, and Darrell Massman, a professional parachute demonstration team, as well as live music, static displays, vendors, and food concessions.

According to Carolyn Dunham, airport commissioner and event co-chair, “This is a great opportunity to showcase our airport and to show off our facilities to folks who may not have ever been out here, as well as to have some great family fun with the entire community and region. There is great potential here to link our growing business community with the outside world through air transport and visiting pilots and tourists the year around.”

Charla Miertschin, Rushford Airport Commission chair and event co-chair, adds, “SpectaculAir will bring together visitors from our community and the region at-large, volunteer groups and individuals, and supporters from the region. We have three spectacular performers and a professional parachute demonstration team that will entertain spectators, young and old alike – showcasing and building excitement in aviation.”

Recent successful 2013 events held at the Rushford Municipal Airport include Jumps for Hope, a tandem skydiving fundraising event for cancer drew 115 jumpers from the community and region in late June. In mid-July, 47 planes with their pilots and crews attended a fly-in breakfast sponsored by the local Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 919.

SpectaculAir events kick off on Friday with presentations by the aerobatic pilots at the Rushford-Peterson school campuses followed by a teaser of aerobatic flying over Peterson and Rushford to drum up enthusiasm for the upcoming air show.

Airport grounds open on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Visitors can view the various static displays and vendors around the airport and enjoy live music by the Cedar Valley Blue Grass Band. A brats and dogs lunch will be served at midday. The first aerobatic show begins at noon and the second follows at 3 p.m.

Details about CRW Demos •http://crwdemos.com/

Details about Dick Schulz •http://www.dickschulzairshows.com/)

Details about Erik

•http://erikedgrenairshows.com/About.html

Details about Darrel Massman

•http://stevenspointairshow.com/page2.php

SpectaculAir appreciates the generous support of our sponsors: City of Rushford, Mead & Hunt Inc., Rushford Foods, WonderInk Printing, Rushford State Bank, Westside Skydivers, The Creamery/Nordic Lanes, Famers Co-op Elevator, Southeastern Minnesota Historic Bluff Country Inc., K & A Coatings, Stumpy’s Restaurant and Bar, Rushford Area Chamber of Commerce, Windswept Inn, Ace Communications, Butch Johnson Insurance, Linda Horihan Agency, EAA Chapter 919, Rushford Lions Club, Dahl’s Auto Works, Rushford American Legion Post 94, Tri-County Publishing/Bluff Country Newspaper Group.

Because of very limited parking at the airport, those attending SpectaculAir are encouraged to park at Creekside Park (Hwy 43 South/North Mill Street) in Rushford and take a free shuttle bus to the airport. Buses will run to and from the airport at regular intervals between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Spectators are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets for seating for the shows, but are asked to leave their pets at home.

Admission to SpectaculAir is $5 per person over the age of 12; children 12 and under are free. Visitors who wish to fly in to attend SpectaculAir may do so Saturday morning. The airport will be closed from 11:30 a.m. until approximately 4:30 p.m. CDT.

For more information about SpectaculAir or any of the events during the weekend please call Carolyn Dunham at 507.458.4938, Charla Miertschin at 507.459.1933, or Mike Thern at 507.864.2705.

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