Aerotainment Solutions is proud to partner with creative individuals, non-profit and civic organizations, and local governments to create and improve events with the addition of high flying aerobatic displays, military jet demonstrations, skydiving exhibitions, and static display support. We have been thrilled to work on a variety of aerial events throughout the United States and look forward to future endeavors.
Whether you're organizing an airport open house, a full weekend air show, a boutique aviation event, or even a community festival, Aerotainment Solutions has the skills necessary to add that aerial flair, providing quality services and consultation on time and on target.
Here are a few major events we have been honored to support over the past half decade.
LAKE CUMBERLAND AIR SHOW
Partnering with the Lake Cumberland Regional Airport and the Somerset Pulaski County Economic Development Agency, the Lake Cumberland Air Show returned to Somerset, KY for the first time in nearly two decades. Aerotainment Solutions provided turn-key air operations support and consultation for this inaugural free event.
Featured entertainment inclued an assortment of civilian performers including the Vanguard Squadron, the Dragon's Fyre Jet Truck, a World War II-era P-51 Mustang, as well as other vintage military & civilian aircraft. Static displays included several helicopters including a UH-60 Blackhawk of the Kentucky National Guard & local medevac operators.
THUNDER OVER THE HEARTLAND
Aerotainment Solutions provided all military coordination for the Thunder Over the Heartland Air Show in Topeka, KS. Serving as a 25th Anniversary celebration of its sister event - Country Stampede, the weekend air show featured some of the finest civilian & military performers in the country and a nearly six hour flying display.
Military participation included participation by the U.S. Air Force F-16 Demonstration Team, Air Force Heritage Flight, Army AFSOC Black Daggers Parachute Team, HC-130J, T-38, KC-135, E-3, and RC-135 aircraft and military static displays including the F-16, F-15, F-15E, F-22, KC-10, B-52, C-17, AC-130, T-6, A-10, UH-60, KC-46, among others.
EVANSVILLE SHRINERSFEST AIR SHOW
Aerotainment Solutions served as the turn-key provider for the Evansville ShrinersFest Air Show from 2015 to 2020. A yearly community festival benefiting the Hadi Shriners and Shriners Hospitals for Children, ShrinersFest featured an annual air display over the Ohio River featuring a wide variety of military and civilian air show performers.
Notable appearances included the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Canadian Forces Snowbirds, U.S. Air Force F-16 and F-15 Demonstration Teams, U.S. Navy F/A-18 Demo Team, U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier, World War II Reeactment featuring the LST 325 warship, the U.S. Army Golden Knights and Black Daggers parachute teams, among others.
COLUMBUS BIRDS & BREWS
A partnership between the City of Columbus, ZwanzigZ Brewery, and Aerotainment Solutions, the Columbus Municipal Airport hosted "Birds & Brews", an evening boutique air show featuring a rare mid-week appearance by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. More than 10,000 spectators attended this free-to-the-public event.
Notable entertainment included a meet & greet with the Snowbirds, a beer garden, live music, balloon glow, military and civilian static displays, U.S. Air Force C-130 and KC-135 flybys, warbird appearances, and a parachute demonstration by the Air National Guard Special Tactics Squadron.
COLUMBUS AVIATION DAY
Aerotainment Solutions was proud to partner with the City of Columbus and Columbus Municipal Airport to improve and expand their annual Aviation Day celebration. What started as a single-day open house has grown to featuring aerobatic displays and the first air shows held at the airport since 1987.
Notable attractions included the U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules, A-10 Thunderbolt II, U.S. Army AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Blackhawk, a WWII-era B-17 Flying Fortress, and a variety of civilian warbird aircraft and helicopters. Young Eagle rides and a car show have also been featured at this annual event.