Air Show celebrates 100 years of Naval Aviation as a Tier One Centennial of Naval Aviation event

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The Blue Angels are back! After being grounded for their past four shows, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels return to the Quad City Air Show! Aviation enthusiasts young and old are gearing up for one of the largest air shows in the Midwest  at the Davenport Airport June 18 to 19. Featuring thrilling performances by the world-famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Fat Albert with the C-130 Blues, Roger Buis and Otto the Helicopter, The United States Air Force F-15 Strike Eagle Demo Team and Todd Green, Stuntman, patrons are sure to be wowed by the aerial spectacle.

The 25th Annual Quad City Air Show will be packed with over 15 performers and more than 40 static displays.  This historic event, which benefits over 150 community non-profit organizations, aims to highlight aviation, encourage young people to learn to fly, promote the importance of a strong military and help community organizations.

The Quad City Air Show is also a Tier One Centennial of Naval Aviation event.  This year marks the centennial anniversary of the beginning of the U.S. Navy’s aeronautical development.  From its humble beginning showcasing just how useful airplanes could be for naval purposes, to John Glenn becoming the first American to orbit the earth, to the current state of affairs in which American Air Craft carriers conduct humanitarian missions all over the world, Naval Aviation is worth celebrating at the Quad City Air Show.

Advanced tickets are available now online at www.quadcityairshow.com.  Discounted tickets are currently available online and range from $6 to $15.  

Specific details about the air show are available online at www.quadcityairshow.com along with information about local hotels and restaurants as well as the official rules for the weekend.  For more information, contact Ken Hopper at (563) 322-7469.