TASM’s QT Air & Rocket Racing Show a Success

WING WALKING: The Greg Shelton Air Show will be one of many exciting aerobatic acts.

Courtesy Greg Shelton Air Shows

Nationally acclaimed air show acts took flight in Tulsa and brought added life to the city’s rich aerospace industry when the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium hosted the QT Air and Rocket Racing Show in Tulsa Saturday, April 24. The show included spectacular civilian aerobatic demonstrations and thrilling performances, including a rocket racing demonstration by the Rocket Racing League.

“The QuikTrip Air and Rocket Racing Show is an economic development opportunity for the city of Tulsa,” says Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett. “This is a great opportunity to showcase our city and strong commitment to the aerospace community. If there’s anything that showcases the future and our city’s capabilities, it’s aerospace.”

Performers included the Rocket Racing League, military aircraft, Captain Kyro and Scandalous Scarlett, Kyle Franklin, Matt Younkin, Paul Jennings, Travel Air Mystery Ship, Greg Shelton, Ashley Battels and the Tulsa Warbirds.

Gates opened at 9:30 a.m. with approximately 1,500 ft. of runway dedicated to various aircraft, military and civilian, planes and helicopters and other exciting demonstrations. The Channel 2 Weather Show, a family area, food and beverage vendors (including beer) were all a part of the action. All the while, flybys were happening over the event grounds.

Interactive highlights were the Rocket Racing League and Tulsa Technology Center tents. Both were decked out with interactive flight and control simulations for show-goers of all ages.

The aerobatic acts began around noon with the rocket race demo scheduled for 3 p.m.

For more information, visit tulsaairshow.com.

Updated 04-26-2010

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