The Leesburg Executive Airport will host the third annual Leesburg Airshow from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Experimental and antique aircraft will be on display as well as World War II-era aircraft such as a P-51 Mustang, a T-6 Texan, a Fairchild PT-19 and a Spitfire fighter.
In addition, Blackhawk (UH-60) and Lakota (UH-72) helicopters will be on display. Other tarmac attractions will include a variety of aviation-related displays, food vendors and a classic car show.
Scheduled appearances and events will include:
- A fly-over of the C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft from Dover AFB, Del., 11:30 a.m.
- Aerobatic and wing walking performances. Airshow performers include Kirk Wicker and his “Flying Farmer” routine, wingwalker Jane Wicker and Charlie Schwenker’s gravity-defying performance in his Extra 300 airplane. The air show will be narrated by nationally acclaimed air show announcer Danny Clisham and will last approximately two hours, beginning at 1 p.m.
“The air show presents tremendous opportunities for the town, our citizens, and our business community,” said Dennis Boykin, chair of the Leesburg Executive Airport Commission. “It's a great showcase for airport improvements and to show how important the airport is in terms of economic development and job creation. In addition, the show provides a venue for businesses in Leesburg and Loudoun County to promote their products and services and also give back to the community.”
The Leesburg Executive Airport is located at 1001 Sycolin Road SE in Leesburg. Admission to the air show is free. Free satellite parking will be available at the Sycolin Road Park and Ride Commuter Lot, just south of the airport, at Heritage High School (520 Evergeen Mill Road) and off Miller Drive. Complimentary shuttles will run continuously from 10:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
For more information, please visit www.leesburgairshow.com.