(Atlantic) The Atlantic Rotary Club donated $5,000 Tuesday to the Atlantic Fly Iowa Committee for their Sept. 15, 2012 Air Show.
“This event is expected to bring quite a crowd to town,” Fly Iowa Chairman Garry Pellett said. “These funds will help us market the event and provide free entertainment to the attendees.”
Pellett said the Iowa Aviation Promotion Group invited Atlantic to be the host for Fly Iowa 2012 a few months ago. The event is aimed at promoting aviation and the Atlantic Municipal Airport.
“We’ll have acrobatic pilots, hot air balloons, military aircrafts and activities for children,” Pellett said. “We hope families can come to the Atlantic Airport and make a day of it.”
Several committee chairs have been appointed, but Pellett said there are still some gaps to be filled. Volunteers interested in helping the planning committee can contact the Atlantic Area Chamber at 712.243.3017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“This event is going to take community support and the enthusiasm of some of our local pilots to work,” Pellett said. “So far, we think things are falling into place quite nicely and hope to make it a memorable day for everyone involved.”
In addition to the Rotary funds, the Atlantic Community Promotion Commission granted the Fly Iowa Committee $10,000 for marketing and promotion. The projected attendance at Fly Iowa is between 4,500 to 8,000 people.
“There are many things an airport does for a community,” Pellett said. “It is our goal to help people understand what an asset we have. It’s not every day we get to see an Air Show of this scale with free admission and so close to home. ”