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Air show is this weekend

Monday, September 18, 2006

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Aerobatic pilot Tim Weber entertains crowds while flying the Geico Extra 300.



In the air and on the land, spectators will have plenty to see and do at the Terre Haute Air Fair at Terre Haute International Airport -- Hulman Field this weekend.

If you love planes, look skyward about 12:45 p.m. to see the high-energy performance of Tim Weber, in the Geico Extra 300, blaze through the air.

"I get to act like a kid again, only this time I'm doing it in an airplane in the sky," he said.

During his performance, Weber flies upside-down, twists, turns and somehow flies his airplane sideways.

"(Aerobatic pilots) do things in an airplane the audience doesn't expect to see an airplane do," he said. "That's why people love to come to air fairs -- it's great family entertainment."

Air fairs can be educational as well, according to aerobatic pilot Greg Poe.

Poe pilots the Fagen Inc. Edge 540 -- the only aerobatic plane that runs on Ethanol fuel currently on the air fair circuit.

"People are really interested in the fuel and receptive to learning more about it," Poe said. "Air fairs have been a great way to educate the public about Ethanol."

If you get a kink in your neck from looking up, organizers have arranged for plenty to watch on the ground this year.

Monster truck rides, freestyle motocross, The Budweiser Clydesdales, World Stunts BMX and Skateboard Tour, the Globe of Death, The Cannon Lady and the Robosaurus promise plenty of entertainment for the entire family.

A Craig Morgan concert is included in the cost of admission for Saturday.

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