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File Your Flight Plan for the Leesburg Airshow!

8th annual airshow will take to the skies over Leesburg Executive Airport on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

Post Date:09/09/2017 12:57 PM

two biplanes take off at the 2016 Leesburg AirshowLeesburg, VA (September 5, 2017) – On Saturday, September 30, 2017, the Leesburg Executive Airport (1001 Sycolin Road SE) will host the 8th annual Leesburg Airshow from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is a requested donation of $3.00 per person or $5.00 per family.

Primary parking locations for the airshow are at Tuscarora High School (825 North King Street) and Heritage High School (520 Evergreen Mill Road SE). Complimentary shuttles will run continuously from 10:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. There will be no general parking at the airport. Airport parking will be reserved for guests who require accessible options. A DMV-issued permit must be displayed in order to park at the airport.

Gates for the airshow will open at 11:00 a.m. The airshow’s static display area, located on the airport’s parking ramp, always features a variety of experimental and antique aircraft. The T-6 Texan, a glider from the M-ASA Glider Club and the Diamond DA-62 are just a few of this year’s must-see static displays. Other tarmac attractions include aviation-related displays, exhibits, inflatables for the kids, and a wide variety of food vendors.

Prior to the main show, at 12:00 p.m., there will be a demonstration of radio-controlled aircraft. Beginning at 1:00 p.m., the skies above Leesburg will come alive with daring aerobatic performances. Featured performers include Dan Marcotte flying his Ultimate Biplane and racing his jet car down the runway, Scott Francis demonstrating thrilling aerobatics in his MXS, along with performances by members of the Flying Circus, a wing walker, and the Commemorative Air Force’s National Capital Squadron. This year’s airshow will once again be narrated by Hugh Oldham who has performed in and announced at airshows for more than 30 years.

For more details about the performers and the airshow schedule, please visit www.leesburgairshow.com.  

Media Contact:
Betsy Arnett
Public Information Officer
barnett@leesburgva.gov 
703-771-2734