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Air show ready to take flight for first time in 16 years

By Bo Koltnow, Reporter, BKoltnow@wfmz.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 02:59:05 AM CST
Updated On: Aug 23 2013 04:52:03 AM CDT

Do you feel the need for speed? Then you may want to look in the sky above the Lehigh Valley International Airport.

HANOVER TWP., Pa. -

Do you feel the need for speed? Then you may want to look in the sky above the Lehigh Valley International Airport.

For first time in more than 16 years, the airport is hosting an air show.

"Loops, rolls, hammer heads, Cuban 8's," explained Skip Lehman, the show promoter.

Jets to acrobatic planes will be part of the 2013 Lehigh Valley Air Show.

"Got some of the best acts, if not the best acts, in the United States. One of the few air shows in North America to have jets," Lehman said.

From acrobatic pilots to an all-women skydiving team and snow plows making way for more than 100 classic cars and motorcycles, it's an all-out air and ground assault, which even includes a high-speed showdown between a plane and a race car.

"Pretty much a fun-filled four hours of absolute great family entertainment." Lehman said.

Spectators will get free on-site parking, plenty of space to take a seat and enjoy a show that Lehman promised they won't soon forget.

The show is Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $15 at the gate and $8 for children, but discount tickets are available at places like Wegmans and the Sands Casino in Bethlehem. You can bring seats or pay a $5 surcharge for provided seating.