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Sponsors needed now for Lake Tahoe Air Fest

Tahoe Daily Tribune

A Centuryof Flight will be the theme of Lake Tahoe Air Fest 2003, scheduled Aug. 23 at the Lake Tahoe Airport. This will be the 13th year the event has been celebrated.

The Air Fest committee is requesting assistance from the community to assure the continued success of Air Fest. Commercial sponsors are needed to help underwrite the air show and insurance expenses to continue the committee’s free admission goals. Volunteers are necessary to help with planning and assistance on the field the day of the event. Anyone interested in participating or sponsoring Air Fest 2003 is requested to contact Bob Boone at the Civil Air Patrol, (530) 541-5335.

Aircraft of the past 100 years will be on display as well as available for scenic rides. Vintage warbirds and modern military jets and helicopters will be invited to participate and Tim Weber Air Shows and Bill Cornick Professional Aerobatics will be featured in the air show. Weber of Phoenix, Ariz., flies a German-built Extra 300 monoplane and Cormick of Thousand Oaks, Calif., will perform in his custom-built Super Pitts 5-2C bi-plane.

The Civil Air Patrol, Blackhawk Squadron, based at the Lake Tahoe Airport, will receive any net proceeds from Air Fest. Kiwanis Club of South Lake Tahoe will sponsor its annual pancake breakfast in the morning. Food will be available throughout the day from the Elks Club, Moose Lodge, Kiwanis and CAP. Other local charitable organizations, including the El Dorado County Sheriff’s STARs volunteers will be represented.