COSHOCTON -- The 2013 Wings Over Coshocton Air Show on Saturday, Sept. 21 will feature daredevils in the air performing aerobatic stunts, wing walking and skydiving. The event will be held at the Richard Downing Airport, 24569 Airport Road, Coshocton.
The gates open at 8 a.m. and the opening ceremony takes place at 10:30 a.m. with Grand Marshal Dal Donovan. At 11 a.m., the Flags of Honor ceremony will pay tribute to Ohio's military heroes who have been killed in the current conflict. In this powerfully moving ceremony, the names of each person killed are read as an American flag is placed for every fallen Ohio soldier involved in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
The air show begins at 2 p.m., where spectators will be amazed by such acts as The Dave Dacy and Tony Kazian Super Stearman Wing Walking Team; Mike Vaknin and his Extra 300; Doug Dodge's Machiara; The Aerostars Aerobatic Team - 3 Yak 52TW's; The Misty Blues All Women Skydiving Team; Jason Flood and his Pitts; and Jim "Fang" Maroney and his Super Chipmunk.
The air show will take to the skies from approximately 2 to 4 p.m. Throughout the day, visitors will also enjoy Helicopter Rides, WACO Airplane Rides, static displays, several food vendors, and the popular Kids Zone Fun Area.
Airport Administrator, Bethel Toler, said he's excited about the line-up for this year.
"I'm sure visitors will be very excited about the show we have planned this year," he said. "We are thrilled with the acts coming in and are privileged to have the Flags of Honor Ceremony as part of our event again this year."
Sponsors for the 2013 Wings Over Coshocton Air Show include Jones Metal Co., Epic Aviation, Montgomery Foundation, Mission Auto Connection, Buckeye Brine, Hampton Inn, Organic Technologies, Coshocton Village Inn and Suites, Yankee Wire Cloth, Novelty Advertising, Oxford Mining Co., Hahn Oil, Clow Water Systems, Unusual Junction, Jeff Drennen Dealerships, Dr. Jerold and Gloria Meyer, MedFlight, Century National Bank, Home Loan Savings Bank, Ravens Glenn Winery, Hilscher-Clarke Electric, Frontier Power Co., Mark Fortune/The Coshocton Co. Beacon, GA Consultants, Edward Jones Investments/Mike Remington, Jacobs Vanaman Agency, Historic Roscoe Village, Centerwood Leasing, RockTenn Corp, and Scott and Cynthia Limburg.
"We are truly grateful to these sponsors who help make this air show possible," continued Toler. "Their commitment to this event over the years has helped the Airport raise the funds for the runway extension project and other permanent improvements at the Airport. These improvements help us be a major part of the economic structure and growth for Coshocton and the surrounding areas."
Presale tickets are $9 for adults and are available at the Richard Downing Airport. Tickets at the gate the day of the event will be $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Free parking is available at the Airport, at Hopewell School, and at the Coshocton County Career Center.
For information about the Wings Over Coshocton Air Show on Sept. 21, (rain date Sept. 22) contact the Richard Downing Airport at 740-622-2252 or go to www.VisitCoshocton.com.