2013 Air Show Week (Air Show & USO Show/Dance)
Welcome to the 2013 Virginia Air Show and Air Show Week. Air Show Week is a fun filled and educational week beginning Monday September 9th with aviation displays at the Samuel's Library and culminating with the Virginia Air Show on September 14th.
Thursday, September 12th Randolph Macon Academy will host the first annual Aviation Round Table. Aviators (male and female) from all four military services and the Coast Guard will talk about their careers in aviation. Attendees will then be provided a question and answer opportunity. Designed specifically for middle and high school students to familiarize them with aviation and aviation careers.
Friday, September 13th the Front Royal-Warren County Airport will host the second annual USO Show/Dance. Attendees will be treated to a fabulous show including hot air balloon glows (multiple balloons), Big Band Era 40's style music supplied by Jump Alley, a show by the Hub City Lindy Hop dance troupe, and even an air raid staged by a military vehicle club. Dance cards will be provided for the ladies by Media Bee Design. Food and a variety of drinks including tea, wine, and $2 beers will be available for purchase. Half the ticket proceeds and beer sales will go directly to support our troops through USO-Metro.
Saturday, September 14th the Front Royal – Warren County Airport (FRR) will host the 2013 Virginia Air Show our sixth annual event. The 2013 air show will feature the renowned Flying Circus, , military aircraft, hot air balloons, gyro copter, glider, para-sail, helicopter, barn storming, wing walker, and biplane performances, multiple acrobatic aircraft performances, and a host of aircraft flights. Plus, there will be antique autos, aircraft displays, food, and just plain fun for the whole family. New for 2013 will be a Pitts Special (pictured) flown by Bill Finagin, an MXS flown by Scott Francis, and flybys by multiple aircraft. Due to the tragic death of Jane Wicker who was based here and was to perform a the air show we will be dedicating the air show to her and to Charlie Schwenker (who had performed with his Extra 300 at several of our shows). A dedication and missing man formation flyby are scheduled. They will both be missed but would have wanted us to continue with the show.
From the beginning in 2008, the Virginia Air Show has worked to remember 9/11, promote aviation. and support our military veterans and those still serving. We are also continuing to support the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program.
Located in the Shenandoah Valley the airport features picturesque 360 degree mountain views and easy access to nearby Front Royal, route 66, route 81, route 340/522 and many area attractions. Enjoy hiking, horseback riding, biking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and other outdoor sports and activities. Marvel at nature’s beauty from the Skyline drive to numerous caverns and mountain views. Experience valley wineries or numerous inns and unique restaurants, visit historical sites, or just kick back and relax.
Warren County is a Hub-N-Spoke for Luray Caverns, the Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive), Washington D.C., sesquicentennial Civil War activities and multiple battlefields including Cedar Creek, New Market, Antietam, and Gettysburg. Event is a must see for seniors, aviation enthusiasts, military, and car buffs, plus lovers of award winning food and wines served in scenic surroundings with fall foliage colors. Over 30 wineries and a distillery are within 30 minutes!
So, whether you fly-in or drive-in, there’s flight, food, and fun for the whole family!