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TOL PR 2016-08-31 Airshow Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 File Your Flight Plan for the Leesburg Airshow! 7th annual airshow will take to the skies over the Leesburg Executive Airport on Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 11am to 4pm. Leesburg, VA (August 31, 2016) – On Saturday, September 24, 2016, the Leesburg Executive Airport (1001 Sycolin Road SE) will host the 7th annual Leesburg Airshow from 11:00am to 4:00pm. There is a requested donation of $3.00 per person or $5.00 per family. Primary parking locations for the airshow are at Tuscarora High School (825 North King Street) and Heritage High School (520 Evergreen Mill Road SE). Complimentary shuttles will run continuously from 10:45am until 5:00pm. There will be no general parking at the airport. Airport parking will be reserved for guests who require accessible options. A DMV-issued permit must be displayed in order to park at the airport. Gates for the airshow will open at 11:00am. The airshow’s static display area, located on the airport’s parking ramp, always features a variety of experimental and antique aircraft. We are excited to announce that a HondaJet very light business jet and a Vietnam-era Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter will be joining this year’s static displays. The CH-53 Sea Stallion will be open for public tours. Another highlight on the ground will be the classic car show, featuring classic rides, custom hot rods, and the latest makes and models. Other tarmac attractions include aviation-related displays, exhibits, and food vendors. Prior to the main show, at 12:00pm, there will be a demonstration of radio-controlled aircraft. Beginning at 1:00pm, the skies above Leesburg will come alive with daring aerobatic performances. Featured performers include Andrew McKenna in his P-51 Mustang, Dan Marcotte flying his Ultimate Biplane, and Scott Francis demonstrating thrilling aerobatics in his MXS, along with performances by members of the Flying Circus, based in Bealeton, Virginia, and the Commemorative Air Force’s National Capital Squadron. We are delighted that this year’s airshow will once again be narrated by Hugh Oldham who has performed in and announced at airshows for more than 30 years. For more details about the performers and the airshow schedule, please visit www.leesburgairshow.com. # # #