Vermilion Regional Air Show and Expo returns to Danville area this weekend
DANVILLE, Ill. (WCCU) —
Get ready to hear the thunderous sounds of aircraft and to see the big wings fly in the air, after more than 30 years the Vermilion Regional Air Show and Expo returns to the Danville area this weekend.
“I just like air shows, and it's a good community event to get people involved and thinking about airplanes,” manager of the Vermilion Regional Airport, Mike Potter said.
It is why Potter thought, ‘why not bring it back?'
"We've got the B-25 bomber here and we had a small crowd of veterans out [Friday] for a practice show,”
Including some very special guests –- the Golden knights. For more than 57 years the members of the United States Army Parachute Team have been skydiving -- performing and competing at air shows and sporting events.
"Most exciting part is the opportunity to travel,” demonstration parachutist, Ryan Reis said. “To speak to all the different types of people in the U.S.”
The skydivers usually fly 12,500 feet up in the air and free fall at speeds of more than 120 miles per hour.
Tickets for the event will be sold at the gate Saturday starting at 10:30am.