Sunday, December 28, 2014

Culpeper AirFest wins Silver Pinnacle Award: Culpeper Regional Airport (KCJR), Virginia

The Culpeper AirFest won a prestigious award recently.

The annual Culpeper Airshow was awarded the Silver Pinnacle Award for small civilian air shows for the ground-breaking “Potomac Flight” over Washington D.C. in honor of the Disabled American Veterans Dec. 10 at the International Council of Air Shows annual convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 2014 ICAS Pinnacle Awards were established to honor innovative advances in all areas of air show operation and management within seven various categories.  Of these categories, the small civilian air shows (qualified as fewer than 15,000 spectators) had bronze, silver, gold and platinum winners with Culpeper Air Fest earning the coveted Silver Pinnacle Award for the “Potomac Flight.”  

“Potomac Flight “launched on Sunday, Oct. 12, where approximately 24 T-6 Texans departed Culpeper Regional Airport (in Culpeper, Virginia) for a unique flyover of Washington D.C.’s greatest landmarks including the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery.  The flyover in the skies over the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery was in honor of DAV as a visible and fitting tribute to the services and sacrifices veterans have made for our freedom.

“The award is a source of great pride to our Culpeper Air Fest.  We were thrilled to be able to execute the Potomac Flight this year and couldn’t be more proud of the much needed attention it drew for veterans’ needs,”  said Mike Dale, Culpeper Air Fest Chairman.

The Culpeper Air Fest is produced by the Culpeper Airport Commission and funded by the Culpeper Air Fest Foundation - a 501c(3) non-profit charitable organization chartered to promote aviation education, awareness and support in Culpeper. Visit CulpeperAirFest.com.

Story and Photo:  http://www.dailyprogress.com



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