“We are right on track for getting everything done, and we are looking forward to this nice warm summer that we’re going to have, and a great air show this year,” said Hamre. “I think we’ve got a great line-up this year. We’ve got a P-51 coming back, it’s such a popular plane that we’ve brought it back, but this time it’s going to do aerobatics.”
Super Dave Mathieson is coming back, with his MX2, and John Melby with his Pitts S1-11B will join him in a dual show, which Hamre says will be amazing. Manfred Radius and his hang-glider is coming, as is Brent Handy, an ex-Snowbird pilot who is bringing his Pitts, a different model from Melby’s, to do an aerial display.
“We have Stefan Trischuk, who is the youngest guy in the air show industry right now,” said Hamre. “He’s going to be a teaser.”
Air show attendees are also going to be treated to what Hamre called “the coolest ground act”, a lit up Chevy jet truck, which will be doing up to 230 mph on Fort St. John’s runway, and maybe even race somebody.
To further light up the night, Hamre said the AV8FX team are lined up to do their pyrotechnics, but if the weather stays hot, they may not be able to perform.
Ticket prices will be the same as last year, Hamre said and advance tickets will be on sale soon. Prices are $15 in advance for adults, $20 at the gate; $10 in advance for seniors and students, $15 at the gate; and children under age 10 are free. Also School District 60 will be handing out air show tickets at the schools, so parents are asked to please watch for these.
For more information on the show, visit www.fsjairshow.com