Planning for air show gets go-ahead

June 15, 1994|By Kerry O'Rourke | Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer

Carroll County Regional Airport may be the site next spring of a two-day show on the history of aviation that could attract as many as 30,000 people, June M. Poage told county commissioners yesterday.

Ms. Poage is president of Westair Inc., which leases the airport from the county. She said she has been working with a Severna Park man who has organized similar shows.

John Tegler, president of Wings Publishing and Production Co., wants to do the show in May when the new runway at the airport should be finished, she said. The county has an expansion project under way at the airport.

The show would feature airplanes from the past 70 years, Ms. Poage said. They would be flown over the airport, then land so people could get a close look.

The show would display cars from the same period and people dressed in appropriate clothes, Ms. Poage said.

Mr. Tegler last organized a show on the history of aviation in 1977 in Richmond, Va., she said.

Admission would be $10 per person, and Mr. Tegler would share in the profits, she said.

Local service clubs could sponsor concession stands, she said.

"It'll be a family-type outing," Ms. Poage said.

The commissioners voted unanimously to allow Ms. Poage to go ahead with planning for the show.

The last air show at Carroll airport was in 1990. About 18,000 people attended, Ms. Poage said.

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