THE MOST SOUGHT-AFTER CIVILIAN AIRSHOW PERFORMER IN THE WORLD IS COMING TO THE LEHIGH VALLEY AIRSHOW.
July 22, 2014
LEHIGH VALLEY, PA– Joining the lineup for the 2014 Lehigh Valley Airshow, is the one-of-a-kind Sea Harrier.
This former US Marine Corps officer, Art Nalls, is the only person in the world to privately own, and pilot, an air-worthy Harrier. Receiving an average of 3-4 appearance requests daily, positions the Harrier as the most sought-after aircraft in the world; more than the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds combined.
The Sea Harrier is known for it’s short take-offs and vertical-landing/take-offs, and is sure to be a crowd favorite, as it is quite noisy and a very unique aircraft to witness in action. With quite the unique story himself, Nalls has flight time in approximately 75 different aircraft, model, in addition to the “Harrier.” These include the B-52, C-141, C-130, A-7, A-37, T-38, F-4, F-5, F-15, and F-16, and F-18.
Also joining this year’s lineup, is the T-28 Demo Team. The T-28 is a large, fast and loud warbird with combat history and a growling 1425 HP radial engine. These warbirds have a commanding presence that generates a lot of excitement in the air.
New for this year, the Lehigh Valley Airshow is pleased to announce the addition of NASA to the static display area.
NASA’s Explorations Systems Development/Space Launch System Exhibit will allow guests the opportunity to explore launch system and flight hardware with an interactive touch screen presentation, view a video in the theater, take an up-close look at a scale model of NASA’s next rocket, the Space Launch System and Orion, the multi-purpose crew vehicle. Visitors can also have their picture taken as an astronaut. This is one of only two aviation events where this NASA display will be available this year.
Special tickets are available for this year’s show, including a $100 “Backstage Pass” for Friday’s practice show and a 12+ group sales discount of 10% when purchased at the airport, cash only. More information is available on www.lehighvalleyairshow.com.
The Sands Lehigh Valley Air Show, presented by Service Electric, is one of the few air shows taking place in Pennsylvania this year. On August 23& 24, 2014, spectators will be able to enjoy static aircraft displays and a classic car show, there will also be a jet team, flight performances, sky diving demonstrations, exhibitors, food vendors and sponsored special events. Airshow gates will open at 9 AM, with performances from 12-4 PM. Ticket prices are as follows: Advanced Adult: $15, Advanced Child: $9, Gate Adult: $18 and Gate Child: $12. Children under 4 are free. Advance tickets will be available at Sands & Co., Wegmans, TopStar Express, Lehigh Valley International Airport Monday-Friday 8a-4p, Days Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites, Staybridge Suites, Courtyard Marriot, Residence Inn and www.lehighvalleyairshow.com. The airshow entrance will be located on Race Street, just off Airport Road. Parking is permitted only in designated areas and will be offered free to airshow guests. More information on parking locations will be announced at a later date. For more info visit: www.lehighvalleyairshow.com or www.facebook.com/flylvia.
Lehigh Valley International Airport is conveniently located near Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, Pennsylvania and is served by Allegiant Air, Delta, United, and US Airways with 9 nonstop destinations with connections to the world. LVIA serves a twelve county area with a population base of 3.6 million people. The Airport is easily accessible from communities in eastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey areas. For more information on LVIA, visit www.flyabe.com or www.facebook.com/flylvia.