J D KENNEDY UPDATES LA COUNTY AIR SHOW March 21,22 2014 LA CO. AIR SHOW We are excited to host the U.S. Navy Blues Angels as part of our inaugural event, March 21-22, 2014 at Fox Field. Stay tuned as we continue to announce our exciting line up of top air show performers from around the country including high-energy aerobatics, barnstorming and various warbirds. We’ll have something for everyone in the sky and on the ground! Click here to buy your tickets today. We can’t wait for you to join us! http// #lacoairshow #foxfieldairshow

Los Angeles County Air Show… Dennis Dunbar, Air show’s director.March 21-22 2014

“I don’t think it goes without saying that most of you probably know that we spent a little bit of time off from air shows in the past few months,” he said. “On behalf of Blue Angel No. 8, Lt. Cmdr. Michael Cheng, myself, and the rest of the Blue Angels, I can’t tell you how excited we are to be here today.”

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Michael Cheng said that although they weren’t flying demonstrations, they were still practicing when their wings were figuratively cut.

“We have been flying, keeping our aviation skills and that stuff proficient. But now we actually get into the nitty-gritty of the passes, the rolls, in a diamond formation…so everyone is really excited about that,” he said.

KCAL9’s Amy Johnson reported that the L.A. County Air Show Inc. is not actually part of the county, but a private, non-profit corporation.

“There are certainly expenses associated with the event. Expenses we hope to off-set through sponsorships and ticket sales,” said Dennis Dunbar, the air show’s director.

The county, however, is still happy to provide the airport for the show.

“There has been some work done already by the county, but that’s normal airport operations. So, right now, it should be self-funding,” said Norm Hickling, senior deputy to Supervisor Michael Antonovich.

Blue Angels

Blue Angels (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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