Terre Haute, IN - Planning for the Terre Haute Air Show has taken off, moving from beginning decisions to implementation. "In 151 days we're gonna have the best air show this community has ever seen," said Rick Burger, planning committee member.
The show is expected to attract nearly 90,000 people to the Terre Haute Regional Airport on August 18 and 19. While the event is still five months away, tickets are already on sale and billboards are up. In less than a month, promoters are already seeming a slew of orders.
"We really think the numbers are coming in pretty quick on tickets. One problem I have if we sold out before we get to that point, I hope we don't because the thing is we don't wanna turn anyone away," said Burger.
"Some of the things we are concerned about on the airport side is we want to make sure there is enough room to put all the static displays that they are looking at. And then we want to have good traffic flow, good parking, and plenty of restrooms," said Airport Executive Director Jeff Hauser.
The estimated value for the event is $30, but the actual price tag is lower, in hopes of attracting families.
" A $10 ticket will get you into this air show and that includes parking, and a four hour air show that's going on," said Burger.
It's an event the community is excited about, even the airport. "It's being labeled as a good thing. It's going to be a great community, it's going to be a great family event," said Burger.
"Everybody's here to see the air show. We know that. The F-22, the Blue Angels, the Tora Tora Tora, those types of things and the statics, but we want to show off our facility while they're here. We want those general aviation pilots to know that they can come in here and land and that this is a great place to stop," said Hauser.
Tickets are just $10 until May 19th. They will increase to $15 after that and $20 if still available at the gate. Click here to buy tickets online or call the Terre Haute Regional Airport at 812-877-2524.