were in Lakeland Florida recently then you probably noticed the amazing airshow
that took place during the 5th through the 10th of April.
This year the skies were full of jet demonstrations, aerobatic performances,
hot air balloons and the U.S. Army’s Parachuting Team, The Golden Knights.
Red Bull Air Race Demonstration
Kirby Chambliss and Mike Goulian
There were also Red Bull race
demonstrations that allowed Kirby Chambliss and Mike Goulian to demonstrate
their aerobatics, speed and precision skills as they raced around the 80ft pylons
in a friendly competition. The Breitling Jet Team closed the air show each
night with a very entertaining display of team formations, high speed passes
and beautifully choreographed maneuvers.
The Breitling Jet Team
Department of Aviation participated by bringing their trailer exhibit to help
promote aviation and tourism in Virginia. The staff was able to educate people
from all over the United States who were interested in Virginia aviation.
Dinwiddie Airport gets special recognition from US Marine Corps
Most Virginia airports like to
consider themselves military friendly. The Dinwiddie County Airport
recently received recognition of this from the United States
Marine Corps in February of 2016.
The Marine Corps "Black
Knights", (VMM-264) were participating in military exercises at Fort
Pickett when one of their V-22 Ospreys diverted to Dinwiddie County Airport for
The Marines provide the mechanics
and tools to effect the repairs. The airport provided assistance in the
form of vehicular support, access to hot coffee and
food and a scissor lift. The Marines appreciated the service
and presented the airport with this plaque.
"Service is what we do at
Dinwiddie", said airport manager David Hahn.
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