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National Radial Engine Exhibition hits skies of Akron September 6

by Randy Hayes

Are you a fan of World War II airplanes? Do you enjoy historical re-enactments? Are you a car buff? Are you looking for something exciting to do on the first Saturday in September?

Then get ready for some exciting aeorabatic exhibitions in Akron, Colo.

The National Radial Engine Exhibition will take place on Sept. 6, 2008, at the Colorado Plains Regional Airport in Akron, Colo. The Exhibition features radial engine-powered aircraft from the 1920s through 1950s.

Sons of Legends aerobatics by Matt Younkin in the Travelair “Mystery Ship” and Kyle Franklin in the Super Waco will headline this year’s National Radial Engine Exhibition with their extraordinary solo acts. Matt and Kyle are sons of aeroshow legends Jimmy Franklin and Bobby Younkin, and have carried the tradition of their dads’ extraordinary aerobatic reputations.

In addition to the Sons of Legends performance, there will be five more aerobatic performances, including the Air Force A-10 demonstration team.

Ken Scheopner and Tyler Lightle have been working hard on the carshow portion of the NREE, which will include all types of cars, including antique, hot rod, classic and special interest.

DJ music “Lost in the ’50s” will be provided all day.

Terry Meek continues to build the Radio Controlled Aircraft demonstration, including the chance to win an opportunity to fly an RC.

Kids’ Space will be provided for younger children with educational activities, while Fantasy of Flight computer flight simulators will be available for older children and teens.

The show will close with a famous WWII re-enactment featuring movie set-style pyrotechnics and a cast of approximately 100 re-enactors and vehicles.

Many new vendors will be at the show this year, including a wide range of food providers.

For more information about the National Radial Engine Exhibition, please contact Randy Hayes at 1-800-945-0161; or e-mail: admin@nree.net.


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