Fans Encouraged to Get Discounted Tickets to Wings over Waukesha Air Show on Website, at Farmer's Market and at Freeman Friday Night Live

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Advance tickets to the popular Wings over Waukesha Air Show are now available online and at local events at a $3 discount. The Air Show will be held at Waukesha County Airport August 25 and 26, 2012.

Pilot Jim Leavelle entertains the crowd with aerobatic stunts in his T-6 Texan airplane.

This year’s air show and exhibits offer a ton of fun for the whole family, so we encourage everyone to save a few dollars and buy their tickets early online, at the Farmer’s Market or Freeman Friday Night Live.

Wings over Waukesha Air Show is quickly approaching, and fans are encouraged to save a few bucks by purchasing advance tickets online. The show will be held on August 25 and 26, 2012, at the Waukesha County Airport, and it will feature four top national aerobatics acts, a parachute performance team, and a wide array of vintage and contemporary military and civilian aircraft to represent the centennial of aviation in Waukesha County. Dozens of aircraft will be on display, with many of them providing tours or rides, including the Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” bomber from World War II.

Tickets to the event are $10 per person for adults, $5 for children ages 10 – 17, free of charge for children ages 9 and under. Advance tickets are now available at the discounted price of $7.00 per adult – a $3 discount – through the Wings over Waukesha website at Online advance ticket sales will end just before the show on Monday, August 20 at midnight.

The discounted tickets will also be sold at the Saturday morning Farmers Market in downtown Waukesha on Aug 4, 11, and 18. You can also pick them up at Freeman Friday Night Live events on August 3, 10 and 17 at the ticket booth located in the five-corners intersection.

“This year’s air show and exhibits offer a ton of fun for the whole family, so we encourage everyone to save a few dollars and buy their tickets early online, at the Farmer’s Market or Freeman Friday Night Live,” said Kurt Stanich, Chairman of Wings over Waukesha. “The kids’ area is expanded this year with more activities, and we’ll have speakers educating the public about the aircraft and the centennial of aviation in Waukesha County,” he added.

Guests can also purchase rides on the B-17 bomber through the Wings over Waukesha website. “A B-17 ride is a fantastic way to experience what it was really like in World War II, and it’s a tremendous gift for a veteran who will really appreciate the sacrifices made by the B-17 pilots and crews,” said Stanich.

Wings over Waukesha has expanded its Saturday afternoon and evening program to include a live band, “Four on the Floor,” and a hot air balloon “glow.” The food and beverage tents will remain open along with the rest of the grounds until 9 p.m.

Sponsors include Waukesha County Airport, Atlantic Aviation, StrateVantage Communications, Accurate Specialties, the Fisher Barton Group, Stars and Stripes Honor Flight – Wisconsin, Innovative Signs, Icom America, Delzer, thesalesfactory, Snow Patrol, Generac, TEC, Stein’s Aircraft Services, PlaneSafe, Vietnam Veterans of America – Chapter 425, Euro Machinery Specialists, Acupuncture and Chinese Medical Center, Modern Woodmen, Midland Plastics, U.S. Bank, Skycom Avionics, Summit Credit Union, DryHootch of Waukesha County, Wings of Mercy, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Waukesha Bearings Corporation, AirCraft Image, Ryan’s Pub, Waukesha County Technical College, Stoneridge Subway, Mead & Hunt, Commemorative Air Force – Wisconsin Wing and Rotating Equipment Repair.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for businesses that want to reach out to the anticipated crowd of 20,000 – 25,000 people this year, including thousands of families, active military personnel and veterans, aviation enthusiasts and entertainment-seekers. Sponsor package details are provided in the downloadable sponsor package.

Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor, exhibitor, volunteer or flying their aircraft to Waukesha to participate in the event is encouraged to go to the event website at

About Wings over Waukesha
Wings over Waukesha is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting aviation and honoring aviation history. The organization hosts the popular annual Wings over Waukesha aviation exposition and air show at Waukesha County Airport that features a variety of contemporary and vintage aircraft from both civilian and military aviation. The family-friendly event provides an opportunity to learn about flying, aircraft and the important role of military aviation, while meeting local pilots and getting a close-up view of their aircraft, many of which have been painstakingly restored to their original condition from the mid-1900s. Proceeds are reinvested in the annual event, which also benefits numerous local non-profit organizations that participate and sell food and merchandise to raise funds for aviation education scholarships, vintage aircraft restoration and other military and aviation related efforts.

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