Blue Angels and KC airshow fly again

air-showThe U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels will perform next month when the Kansas City Aviation Expo & Air Show returns to Wheeler downtown airport.

The show comes back after a three-year hiatus and federal budget cuts that grounded the Blue Angels, a jet flight demonstration team.

The show will be on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22 and Aug 23.

Also from a media release last week:

Among other attractions will be the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team and elite aerial performers, along with static and interactive displays, photo opportunities, a kids zone, food and refreshments.

There will also be a Rise Above Exhibit that celebrates the Tuskegee Airmen and features a P-51C Mustang.

The show is produced by and benefits the non-profit Mid-America Youth Aviation Association, which provides aviation education and opportunities for area youth.

Adult tickets start at $17 a day in advance and can be purchased online at Children 12 and under will be admitted free in general admission only.

Active duty military personnel with a current military ID get in free on Sunday, Aug. 23, between 9 a.m. and noon.

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