Two-day air show event returns to local airport

Published 8:45 pm Thursday, October 11, 2018

War birds and the skills of aerobatic pilots will be featured in the skies over Mound, Louisiana, Friday and Saturday at the Vicksburg-Tallulah Regional Airport when the Southern Heritage Air Foundation presents the “Best Little Airshow in the World.”

The show is presented every two years, and features a twilight show on Friday. Admission for the twilight show is $40 per person, and the gates open at 4 p.m. Admission for Saturday’s show is $15 for adults, $5 for children under 12, and $40 per carload. The gates open at 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Warrior Bonfire Program.

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“We had 10,000 people (Saturday) for the 2016 show, and about 4,000 on Friday night,” said Erin Fordice, an assistant to the show’s producers.

Friday’s twilight show will feature a flight by the “Triple Threat,” three P-51 Mustangs, Charlotte’s Chariot II, Scat 6 and Alabama Rammer Jammer; the Aeroshell Aerobatics team; the Flash Fire truck; and Stearman biplanes.

The program will also feature the country music group Diamond Rio performing on the airport ramp.

Saturday will feature a performance by the Aeroshell team, flights by the Triple Threat, a World War II-era Russian YAK, At-6 Texans in formations, and the Stearmans. Skydivers, one carrying the American Flag, will jump at the opening of the show with the playing of the National Anthem.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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