Airport announces 2016 Air Show

| November 25, 2015
Show dedicated to Jim “Fang” Maroney

Show dedicated to Jim “Fang” Maroney

COSHOCTON – Richard Downing Airport Administrator Bethel Toler has announced plans and dates for the 2016 Wings Over Coshocton Air Show, promising two days of fun and adventure for the community.

The dates for the 2016 event are Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18 with a special VIP night on Friday, Sept. 16. Toler also said that the 2013 Air Show – which was the most recent air show held in the community – was a success thanks to the financial generosity of several corporations, businesses, individual sponsors and numerous volunteers.

Toler said, “We are planning to host two full days hoping that this will give everyone an opportunity to watch some of the world’s greatest aerobatic pilots and parachuters in action.

“Your commitment to the success of this event is vital to the growth of Richard Downing Airport and the continued economic growth of our community. Over the past five years, since the expansion of our runway, our jet traffic has increased enormously. As a result, we strive to build a corporate hangar, install de-icing equipment and other necessities to keep these business jets coming into out airport/community as Coshocton continues to grow economically. Because of the cost of hosting an Air Show of this magnitude, we only plan one every two to three years, as not to burden our sponsors every year.”

Some of the exciting events planned for this year’s Air Show are an aerobatic show, vendors, children’s Fun Zone, static aircraft displays and much more.

Toler also said, “As one of our original and recurring aerobatic pilots was killed in a tragic accident this year, we would like to dedicate Wings Over Coshocton 2016 to one of the great Top Gun Pilots of our time, and a wonderful man, our friend Jim “Fang” Maroney. He will truly be missed.”

Toler said that several sponsorship packages are available and the tax deductible sponsorship payment can be split into two payments for each tax year of 2015 and 2016. Questions can be directed to Toler directly at the airport 740-622-2252 or 740-502-2362.

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