Air Show Ottawa Inc.

Air Show Ottawa Inc.

March 23, 2005 08:00 ET

Air Show Ottawa-A Celebration of Family Fun! Returns New and Improved, to the Nation's Capital!!!


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FOR: AIR SHOW OTTAWA INC.

MARCH 23, 2005 - 08:00 ET

Air Show Ottawa-A Celebration of Family Fun! Returns
New and Improved, to the Nation's Capital!!!

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 23, 2005) - For flight fans in the
Ottawa area, the energy, excitement, and intensity of Air Show Ottawa is
back!! The Nation's Capital will once again host the annual Air Show on
August 27th-28th at the Carp Airport. "A Salute to Our Veterans and the
Future" is this year's theme and includes plenty for the kids with
special privileges and opportunities for our esteemed vets. The show
will open with a salute to the vets who will have a special area on the
field, a pipe band and an awe inspiring fly-by of World War II Fighters.

Organized by a new team with over 50 years combined air show experience,
the 2005 edition is bigger and better than ever before. Says Air Show
Ottawa Inc President, Grant Kirkpatrick, "This year we have worked hard
to make the Carp Airport grounds an excellent environment for the family
and especially the kids". A $5 Day wristband permits access to The
Family Fun Zone: games, rides, face painting, and NEW this year! HUGE
inflatable play structures to provide hours of fun for kids of all ages.
Also NEW this year, tethered hot air balloon rides!

This year's show boasts some great attractions including the movie
version of the B-17 "Memphis Belle"; The Dixie Wing with P-51 Mustang
and SBD-5 Dauntless; Julie Clark is back with "Free Spirit" her restored
T-34 Mentor; Bill Carter Aerobatics in his Pitts Special; Speed For Hire
with his Dodge Jet Truck and Outhouse, Michael Potter and between 3 and
5 of his selected aircraft, Prairie Storm and 2 Harmon Rockets and local
wing walker from Gatineau, Carol Pilon will astound with her amazing
tricks in the air. Plus Kemptville's Swords & Ploughshares Museum will
set up a World War II reenactment with authentic costumes, guns, jeeps
and displays. Plus much, much more!!!!

Aside from fun, one of the main objectives of the show is to raise and
donate funds to family charities. This year CHEO, The Kanata Food
Cupboard and the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa are the recipients. New
this year!, for every non-perishable food item donated to the Kanata
Food Cupboard, Air Show visitors will receive a chance to win a flight
in a Vintage World War II aircraft. In addition the public also has an
opportunity to purchase rides on various aircraft, a chance that is very
hard to come by, but sure to guarantee a memory to last a lifetime.

Tickets are available at all area Capital Ticket locations or on line at
www.capitaltickets.ca and are priced at $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for
kids 3-12. Family passes are sold from $42.00 to $45.00 depending on
number of kids. Designed for the "Camera Buff" or aircraft enthusiast a
Gold Pass at $120 would be the ticket of choice. This includes a media
day pass, early entry, VIP parking, lunch in the Crew Tent, Saturday
night dinner reception and private viewing area in the media tent.

Check the Air Show Ottawa website at www.airshowottawa.com for more
information

About Air Show Ottawa Inc.

Air Show Ottawa has five dedicated principals with over 50 years
combined air show working experience. Each one of these hard working
individuals is committed to the community and contributes through their
mutual love of aviation. Air Show Ottawa is a non-profit, federally
incorporated company that is backed by the City of Ottawa, the province
and federal authorities. Over 300 people volunteer on an annual basis to
bring the show together. The goals of Air Show Ottawa are to conduct an
International Air Show with an excellent reputation while supporting our
veterans and celebrating the future of our youth in aviation. As always,
the objectives of the show are to raise funds and awareness for local
charities and of course to provide fun for the whole family.

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Contact Information

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