|Wow! It just does not seem possible, but Mickey Markoff of MDM Group, Ltd., executive producer of this extravaganza seems to have done it again. How could he ever top last year's show? ... But this year's ShellAir & Sea Show will be even bigger and better than the last three.
The plans sound terrific and one of the nicest pluses for the show is the fact that everyone is a winner ...
It is a huge showcase for South Florida...
It generates revenue for businesses in the area...
It assists local charitable organizations...
It certainly generates community spirit...
It is a salute to the US military...
It provides corporations with a platform to utilize as a justifiable marketing tool...
But, best of all .... it is a fun place to be for the millions that enjoy the beaches and watch from their special vantage points.
Ready ... Set ... Go ...
Here is what is planned for this year:
Worrell 1000 Sailboat Race
Powerade Water Ski Show
Water Vehicle Demonstration Hovercraft Demonstration
Claritin Hang Gliding Demonstration
Civilian Air Activities:
BellSouth Mobility Wing Walker Demonstration
Extra-300 Acrobatics Act
Trescom Northern Lights Aerobatic Team
Fantasy of Flight B-26 Marauder
Ian Groom/FujiFilm Sukhoi Acrobatics Act
Aerial Sign Company's "Salute to Old Glory"
Military Air Activities:
US Navy Blue Angels
US Navy F-14 Tomcat Demonstration
US Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier Jet
US Army Golden Knights Parachute Demonstration
US Army AH-64A Apache Helicopter Demonstration
US Coast Guard Air/Sea Rescue Demonstration
US Air Force B-2B Spirit Stealth Bomber Flyover
US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress Flyover
US Air Force Reserve F-16 Falcon Flyover
US Air Force F-15 Eagle Demonstration
US Air Force F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Flyover
US Air Force A-10 Warthog Demonstration
US Air Force Para Rescue Squadron Demonstration
US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III Flyover
US Air Force KC-10 Air Refueler
US Air Force Reserve T-38 Talon Demonstration
F-104 Starfighters Demonstration
Canadian Air Force T-33 Demonstration
Czechoslovakian Aero L-39 Albatros Demonstration
US Navy - LCAC
Bet you think that is all ... but there is lots more to see and do...
There is an Air & Sea Show Display Village
Jack Daniels "Air Brush Art Exhibition" ..
Todd Dawes will airbrush 5 paintings .. one for each branch of the service.
Bennett Auto Supply Flight Deck
Beach Concessions .. for Food; Beverages; Novelties; Event Programs
Saturday evening from 7-10PM will be:
Walgreens Jazz Night Featuring the US Navy Band Jacksonville "PRIDE"
Captain Morgan's Concert starring Spyro Gyra
Miller Light Fireworks Extravaganza
From 9 in the morning till late in the evening, you will be dazzled.
Brigadier General Walter Vartan, USAF Retired and the immediate past secretary general of CIOR (Confederation of Inter-Allied Officers of the Reserve) .. an organization representing 800,000 military reserve officers of NATO ... will again be doing the announcing. He certainly knows his aircraft and many, many interesting stories about the planes and the missions they fly.
And all of this is FREE ... FREE ... FREE to the public!! This year, 46 corporate sponsors will offset 100% of the Show's out-of-pocket expenses with contributions exceeding $3 million in cash and in-kind services. In return, the Show provides an opportunity to promote products and, form cross promotional partnerships with other corporate sponsors, reward employees and entertain important clients.
The Show Hotline for information is: (954) 527-5600 .. Ext.88