Ada Air Show takes flight this weekend

ADA, OK - The annual Ada Air Expo Air Show and Fly-in launches off on the weekend of June 24-25. There will be a variety of performers using a collection of air crafts, rides on helicopters, airplanes and aerobatic airplanes, as well as a realistic pyrotechnic show. The Lion's Club is also hosting their 5th annual "Pigs Can Fly" State Championship BBQ Contest.

A highlight of the show is sure to be the demonstration of what it was like to be a Forward Air Controller (FAC) during the Vietnam war. Attendees will watch as an AD1 and T-28 support the rescue of a drowned pilot. FACs fly slow and low to the ground to search for signs of the enemy, creating a dramatic viewing experience.

The air show will end with a realistic pyrotechnic performance by Roger Crawford. Known as the "Mad Bomber," Crawford combines his interest in all things pyro with the airshow to produce a realistic recreation of the Vietnam War. Bomb blasts, strafing runs and a blazing wall of fire combine to create an unforgettable spectacle.

Tandem parachute jumps will be available for $199 and videos of your jump for $90. During tandem jumps, jumpers are strapped to a trained professional, and land in the viewing area so friends and relatives can watch you from beginning to finish.

Aircraft rides will also be available, costing $15 for adults and $10 for children younger than 13, and helicopters will run for $25 a person. Each fly a different route for a unique view of Ada. There will also be two aerobatic planes selling an incomparable opportunity to experience the spins, twirls and flips for $200.

In conjunction with the air show, the Ada Lion's Club is hosting their 5th annual "Pigs Can Fly" BBQ Cook-off. Taster's Choice plates will be available for $5 per plate to allow the public a chance to sample some of the award-winning BBQ. Non-competition BBQ cookers' food will also be available for purchase. Registration is open until June 24, and can be found at

The Ada Air Expo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group that promotes patriotism and awareness of former and current military assets protecting our nation and the world, as well as promote the city of Ada and the Ada Municipal Airport in order to gain regional and national recognition, according to the Ada Air Expo website.

Although admission to the event is free, there is a $5 per vehicle parking fee on Friday and $10 parking fee on Saturday. The gates open at the Ada Municipal Airport at 3:00 p.m. on Friday and 8:00 a.m. on Saturday. For more information visit

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