Navy’s Blue Angels to headline May 13-15 charity event at Mt. Comfort
INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Air Show organizers announced today that Tom Wood Automotive Group is the official title sponsor for their 2011 charity event, set for May 13-15 at Mt. Comfort Airport.
Tom Wood Automotive Group is headquartered in Indianapolis and has franchises in the “Circle City,” Anderson, Ind., Lexington, Ky., and Richfield, Minn. The car dealership and leasing company has a long history of partnering with the air show on various aspects of the event, and for 2011 they’ve generously chosen to increase their participation to the title sponsor level.
“This is an outstanding development for this year’s air show, as the folks at Tom Wood have always been supportive of our efforts to provide great family entertainment and raise funds for local children’s charities,” said Bob Duncan, chairman of the Indianapolis Air Show. “We are so proud that they’ve agreed to be the official title sponsor.”
Tom Wood Automotive Group will be displaying a number of its own vintage airplanes during the air show in May. They’ll also have a large selection of cars and trucks on hand that will be available for purchase. In addition, the Tom Wood team will be providing transportation for many of the performers, including the air show headliners: the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels.
Tickets for the 2011 Indianapolis Air Show are now available online at www.indyairshow.com. Tickets prices for both the Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, performances have been reduced by $5 compared to last year – to $15 for adult admission and $5 for children ages six to 12. It’s important to point out that buying tickets through the air show’s website is the best deal, as you will pay just $12 for an adult ticket online, vs. at the gate, and $4 for a child’s.
Tickets for “Media Day,” which kicks off the show on Friday, May 13, are $10 for adults and $5 for kids, and can only be purchased at Mt. Comfort.
Along with the Blue Angels, numerous military and civilian performers will be demonstrating their outstanding aerobatic feats in the sky. The list of those scheduled to perform includes: the Viper West F-16 Demonstration Team, Grayout Aerosports’ Billy Werth, Red Eagle Air Sports, the FM-2 “Wildcat,” and the 4FU “Corsair.” On the ground, air show-goers can check out the BT-13 Valiant, L-5 Sentinel, PT-26 Cornell, P-51D Mustang, the Civil Air Patrol, and the KC-135R Cockpit Mockup and Boom Simulator, just to name a few.
Please visit www.indyairshow.com for more information as well as sponsorship and volunteer opportunities. You can also become a fan of the event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/indyairshow and follow the show on Twitter at www.twitter.com/indyairshow.
Net proceeds from the event go to the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). The Indianapolis Air Show has donated more than $1.4 million through CICF to children’s charities since the show’s inception in 1997.