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Bay City Airshow 2006
Saturday & Sunday, August 12-13

Two days of fun-filled aeronautic excitement!

July 28, 2006       Leave a Comment
By: Julie McCallum, Entertainment Editor

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The Valley Aero Club Presents The 2006 Bay City Airshow, Honoring our Patriots in Uniform.

Bay City's beautiful James Clements Airport , (614 S. River Road, Bay City - Pictured Below) will be hosting the fun-filled aeronautic excitement and family fun airshow with featured performers from all over the United States.

The Airshow will display aerobatic performances, skywriting, skydivers, military displays, helicopter performances, jet powered exhibition vehicles, wing walkers and more.

At ground level, a festival atmosphere will offer great food, musical entertainment, static aircraft displays, exciting all new aviation oriented Kid Zone, and family activities.





* James Clements Memorial Airport was built 1928-1930. In 1926 the Bay City Chamber of Commerce recognized the economic benefits that could be derived from a local airport and decided to build one and dedicate it to Bay City men killed during World War I. The Aeronautics Committee immediately sought the financial support of industrialist William L. Clements, whose son Ensign James L. Clements had been an aviator during the war and died of influenza in France. Clements agreed to make a substantial donation, provided the facility was named in honor of his son. This site was chosen because it had served as an airfield for fifteen years. The Neo-Georgian Administration Building, designed by local architect Joseph C. Goddeyne, and the hanger were dedicated on July 29, 1930.
The event will take place Saturday & Sunday, August 12-13, 2006.

Performers Below:



The United States Air Force, Air Combat Command, F-16 East Coast Demonstration Team to add "afterburner appeal" to the 2006 Bay City Airshow.

Joining an incomparable line-up of already confirmed civilian performers, the United States Air Force, Air Combat Command, F-16 East Coast Viper Demonstration Team who are based at Shaw AFB in South Carolina, Major Jason Koltes, will perform a complete tactical aerobatic demonstration of the tremendous capabilities of the F-16 Viper, also known as the Fighting Falcon. In addition to a solo performance, Brad Hood, piloting a WW II, North American P-51 Mustang, will join Major Koltes in the F-16, as the two perform the breathtaking "Heritage Flight" commemorating the Heritage of the United States Air Force, with military past and present.

F-16 Fighting Falcon Facts:
  • Thrust: F-16C/D, 27,000 pounds
  • Length: 49 feet, 5 inches
  • Height: 16 feet
  • Wingspan: 32 feet, 8 inches
  • Speed: 1,500 mph (Mach 2 at altitude)
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight 37,500 pounds




  • Heritage Flight Courtesy of USAF F-16 Viper (Above Left) & P-51 Mustang
  • (Above Right)

  • Pacific Prowler, B-25 Mitchell Bomber, will arrive Monday (August 6th ) for display at James Clements. Tours of the planes and rides will be offered all week as well as during the show.

  • SBD "Dauntless" Dive Bomber, Battle of Midway Island, One of Only Two Still Flying. Rides will be offered to the public. Presales are available.


  • Clyde Zellers, North American SNJ, Salute to U.S. Military


  • Dave Dacy, Super Stearman Solo


  • Jim Maroney, "Super Chipmunk" Performing Aerobatic Maneuvers


  • Paul Stender, Dodge Jet Truck & Jet Port-O-Potty


  • Dr. Smoke, SIAI Marchetti SF260


  • Dave Dacy & Tony Kazian, Wingwalking


  • K&T Entertainment Family oriented variety Show Saturday night 7:00-9:30


  • Skydivers


  • Chuck Rogers, pilot & airshow committee member said, "We are a non-profit corporation. Proceeds will benefit the renovation and the maintenance of the airport."

    Rogers who is also a member of Wings of Mercy said, "We fly people in need, to distant medical facilities for treatment. This airport has a very vital role in the community."

    Wings of Mercy is a residential program provided by a non-profit organization. All services are performed by volunteers; aircraft owners/operators are reimbursed for fuel only (about 1/3 of the actual cost of operating an aircraft), and many refuse even that. Wings of Mercy is funded entirely by charitable contributions.

    AIRSHOW Advance Tickets: 10:00 Adult (age 12 & up) $6.00 Children (age 3-11) Admission at the gate: $12.00 Adult (age 12 & up) $8.00 Children (age 3-11)

    $5.00 parking at the airport off site parking will be available, free of charge at Bay City Middlegrounds with free shuttle to and from the airport.

    Gates will open: Fri. 8:00 a.m. for plane rides given by Wings of Mercy & press day.
    Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Flying begins at 1:30 p.m.) Sun. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. No coolers, dogs or bicycles.

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