Air Show plans taking off

Preparations for the Eighth Annual Kingman Air and Auto Show are a little less hectic this year.

The committee is not faced with the airport security restriction on use of the facility that was imposed after Sept.

11, 2001.

The Kingman Air and Auto Show Committee are finalizing plans for the 2002 Kingman Air and Auto Show to be held on October 5 and 6.

The Eighth Annual Show and will present a wide variety of acts and events to entertain spectators of all ages.

Adult volunteers are needed to help at the show.

Volunteers receive free admission to the show, a T-Shirt and free food and soft drinks in the volunteer tent.

Visit www.kingmanairshow.com or phone (928) 692-9599 for the most current information.

Route 66 Wings and Wheels, Inc.

provides the professional auto performers such as jet dragsters, funny cars and race teams seen at the Kingman Air and Auto Show.

Their volunteers conduct that part of the show.

Kingman Air Show, Inc.

is working with Route 66 Wings and Wheels, Inc.

to help them build and operate "A Living Museum" with a permanent drag racing site in Kingman.

A partial listing of the top-of-the-line performers who will appear at the show includes:

IN THE AIR:

Tim Weber in the Extra 300

Dan Buchanan's "Flying Colors" Pyro Hang Glider

David "Laze" Lazerson in the SZD-59 (Acro) Sailplane

OTTO, the Helicopter Clown

Richard Brand in the Super Eagle

RThe Dragon Flight

The Diamond Sky Diving Team

Warbirds in a Mass Take-off

The WWI Geritol Squadron

ON THE GROUND:

Drag Racing

California Independent Funny Car Association (CIFCA) Eight-Car Invitational Race

Show and Shine Auto Show

The Arizona Precision Motorcycle Drill Team

Bill Smeltzer in the "Adrenaline Rush" Jet Dragster

IN THE AIR and ON THE GROUND:

A Challenge Race with Tim Weber in the Extra 300 representing the "Air" side of the Kingman Air and Auto Show vs.

Bill Smeltzer in the Adrenaline Rush Jet Dragster representing the "Auto" side.

Admission to the show is $8 for adults.

Accompanied children 12 and under will be admitted free.

There is no charge for parking.

Handicapped parking areas will be available and golf cart transportation provided for anyone needing assistance.

Ticket gates open at 9 a.m.

and the first event begins at 9:30 a.m.

Kingman Airport runways will be closed from 10 a.m.

until 4 p.m.

except for scheduled commuter airline service.