Two thumbs up for Truckee Tahoe AirShow & Family Festival |

Two thumbs up for Truckee Tahoe AirShow & Family Festival

Amy Edgett
Truckee High School graduate Lt. Col. Brian Mulloy jumped to his home turf as part of the U.S. Air Force parachute team “Wings of Blue.” Proud parents Nancy and Dennis Mulloy, pictured here, said “he always wanted to be an astronaut.” They are extrmely proud of all of their children, with Dennis stating two of their boys went from Truckee High to the Naval Academy.
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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Truckee Tahoe AirShow & Family Festival breezed into town with a pre-event honorary dinner and sneak peak aerial performance, with Saturday’s event another smoking success.

According to Margaret Skillicorn of Paragon PR, the sponsorship committee estimates $40,000 was raised to benefit three nonprofits: KidZone Museum, EAA Chapter 1073 and Truckee Optimist Club to support youth programming in Truckee and North Lake Tahoe.

What began as an air fair is now a full-blown air show, taking the Truckee Tahoe AirShow & Family Festival to new heights two years running. “The impact is that now we have performances by professional airshow pilots that enhance the show with thrilling acts of skilled aerial precision,” noted AirShow Chairman Tim LoDolce. “Watching the Wings of Blue perform made me even more proud of being an Air Force Veteran. They did an excellent job and were an inspiration to the kids in attendance.”

LoDolce added the Air Force cadets, personnel and performance pilot Patty Wagstaff were impressed with their lodging at Hampton Inn & Suites.

According to the festival website,, a passion for aviation, children and the Truckee Tahoe Airport District brought together a relatively small group of volunteers and sponsors together to produce, after a 16-year hiatus, the free Truckee Tahoe AirFair & Family Festival (now AirShow).

In addition, the Experimental Aircraft Association offered free flight on Sunday, July 13 for children.

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