Wings By The Wabash


Makinley Bonesteel

The Crawford County Airport presents: Wings By The Wabash. Pictured is an airplane performing.

Makinley Bonesteel, Editor

Saturday and Sunday were two very exciting days for Crawford County.  The Crawford County Airport hosted “Wings By The Wabash,” an airshow open to the public, completely free of charge.  The gates opened at 9 a.m. and the show itself was from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Food trucks, advertisement stands, helicopter rides, show planes, live music, and more were all included in “Wings By The Wabash.”  It couldn’t have been a more perfect day for the event.

Beautiful, clear blue sky’s, and warm sunny weather made the airshow even better.  The airshow kicked off with the National Anthem being sung by the Ladies for Liberty, and the American Flag being flown by the Misty Blues skydiving team.  These amazing ladies jumped out of a plane thousands of feet in the air to fly our American Flag…WOW!  Many great acts were performed throughout the afternoon.  My personal favorite performance had to of been Erik Edgren’s act of shutting his plane off and gracefully flying it all the way down while landing it on the runway with no source of power.  Some astonishing fun facts about Erik, he’s been flying since the age of 6, flying solo at the age of 8, and doing spins and aerobatics since the age of 10.  If that doesn’t amaze you, then I don’t know what will.  The A-10 Demo Team made an appearance and performed too.  If you got the chance to go out to the airport then you know that this plane was huge!  Locals had been hearing and seeing these astonishing acts being practiced in the sky since Friday afternoon.  To be sitting at the airport watching it was a whole different experience.  The turn out of this event was even better.  Its so great to see that our little community is capable of bringing in so many people.  If the chance to attend an airshow gets brought upon you, take it.  It’s such a great experience and entertaining for all ages.