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Fargo Airsho 2009 Recap
August 24, 2009

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Topping off a perfect weekend, approximately 25,000 fans attended the Fargo AirSho held August 22 and 23.

AirSho PicThe show featured Fargo native Jim 'Fang' Maroney who AirSho Picperformed thrilling aerobatic maneuvers in his 'Super Chipmunk' aircraft; South Dakota native Jim Peitz with his Beechcraft Bonanza; Minnesota native John Mohr flew a 1943 Stock Steerman PT-17 Bi-Plane; 2006 Air Show Hall of Fame inductee, Patty Wagstaff; Paul Stander 'Speed for Hire' with his jet powered outhouse and school bus; Skydive Fargo; U.S. Air Force F-15E demonstration; F-4 Heritage Flight; North Dakota Air National Guard C-21, with the Predator and Global Hawk on display; C-5 Galaxy and numerous war birds including a WWII B-25 and the 'Red Tail' P-51.

The main attraction, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, performed their hour-long F-18 show that dazzled the crowd.

The 70-member Fargo AirSho Committee partnered with the North Dakota Air National Guard 'Happy Hooligans' in putting on the show that took a year to develop.

Plans are already under way to have the next show in 2011. Proceeds from the Fargo Airsho benefit numerous charitable organizations within the community.

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