MANKATO, MINN. – Mankato’s “Minnesota Air Spectacular,” June 9-10, 2012, at Mankato Regional Airport, had great weather, over 35,000 spectators, and some of the most talented performers in the world, including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, AeroShell Aerobatic Team, U.S. Army Black Daggers Parachute Team, Julie Clark and her Smokin T-34 Mentor, Dave Dacy with wingwalker Tony Kazian, John Mohr and his Stock Stearman, Otto the Helicopter, and Sean D. Tucker and his Oracle Biplane.
The show would not have been possible without the support of sponsors, volunteers, exhibitors, vendors and of course, the fans, said event organizers. It was also a time to reunite with old friends. Among the special guests at the show were Jerry and Margaret Van Kempen of Alexandria, Minnesota. Jerry Van Kempen was the voice of the “Red Baron Pizza Squadron” before the team disbanded nearly a decade ago.
Plans are to make the Mankato show an annual event. For additional information visit www.MnAirSpectacular.com.