A stealth fighter (F-117) and other military aircraft, a German glider, experimental aircraft and sunrise balloon rides will be among equipment and activities during Airshow '98 at the Carbon County Airport.
The show is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 12, in Price."The Russians are Coming! But so are the U.S. Navy Seals," according to a brightly colored poster advertising the exhibition. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to Carbon/Emery "children at risk" programs.
Airport gates will open and rides in a tethered hot-air balloon will begin at 6:30 a.m. Sponsored by Carbon and Emery counties, the show will also feature a Russian MiG-17, an Avenger bomber from the Confederate Air Force and a helicopter show and rides.
Also, a Yak 54 and a Sukhoi, a Russian aerobatic sport plane, and an Extra 300, a German sport aerobatic plane, will be flown. Steve Appleton, chairman of the board, chief executive officer and president of Micron Technologies, will fly an L-29, a Czechoslovakian-built Soviet trainer.
Parking will be free. Admission is $5 for adults and children. A carload of up to six people will be charged $20.
To publicize the air show, the Navy Seals will jump from a C-130 at 15,000 feet during half-time activities at the Carbon High-Wasatch High football game Friday night, Sept. 11, in Price. Also, a MiG-17 fighter, spewing 1,000-foot-long flames from its wingtips, will be featured during the half-time show at about 8:15 p.m. The football game begins at 7.
The Seals, also known as the "Leapfrogs," will perform for a group of disabled children at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the airport. The elite of the Navy's special warfare group, the Seals will fly in from the Navy Special Warfare Center in Coronado, Calif., said Andy King, air show chairman.
For more information, call 435-637-3009 or 1-800-842-0789.