It’s Flight Festival time again! The 2011 Wichita Flight Festival will be held August 20th and 21st at Jabara Airport on North Webb Road. The air show will include acts from around the nation, a kid’s zone, food vendors, radio-controlled demonstrations, and more. All daytime activities are free!
Admission to the Twilight Air Show and Concert Saturday night will only be $5. The concert will feature a Doors tribute band from Venice Beach, California called “Peace Frog.” Advance tickets can be purchased at WichitaTIX.com or you can buy them at the gate.
The first 500 people through the gate for Saturday night’s concert will receive a free gift from Coleman.
From the press release:
“This is the ninth year that the City of Wichita has presented the Wichita Flight Festival and it continues to grow,” Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer said. “It honors our community’s rich aviation heritage and is a chance for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience aviation in new, unique and fun ways.”
The 10 air show acts feature world-class performers who come from as far away as Toronto and Ontario, Canada. Two of the performers are current Guinness Book of World Record holders. Wingwalker Ashley Battles holds the world record for the longest duration wing walk at four hours; Kent Shockley’s Shockwave jet truck earned the world’s fastest full-size truck title after reaching a speed of 376 mph.
2011 Wichita Flight Festival
Date: August 20-21, 2011
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Gates re-open at 6:30 p.m. for Saturday night’s Twilight Air Show and Concert
Location: Colonel James Jabara Airport, 3512 N. Webb Road in Wichita
Cost: Daytime activities are free; admission to Twilight Air Show and Concert is $5
For additional information about performers, the Twilight Air Show and Concert, parking and sponsors, visit WichitaFlightFestival.com. If you’d like to be involved in putting on the 9th annual Wichita Flight Festival, sign up to volunteer.