2013 QC Air Show Underway - FOX 18 Quad Cities News and Weather

2013 QC Air Show Underway

Posted: Updated:

Day one of this year's Quad Cities Air Show is now in the books, and Quad Citians have been turning out in full force to enjoy the sights and sounds of these aerial acts.

About 15 different acts on the lineup this year, including the University of Iowa Jet Team and the Lucas Oil Skydivers.

And, while some spectators like to sit back and enjoy the show, others are hoping the show sparks an interest in flying:

"The kids are looking forward to seeing some planes up close they normally wouldn't get to see any other day of the week so they're excite," said Sarah Wulf-Hamilton, who came out to see the air show on Saturday.

"I brought them along my family and they've never been to this. It's something I want my grandson to get interested in so hopefully he gets excited about it. I could never fly but I hope he can," added fellow spectators Brian Steele and Heather Sharp.

The Air Show continues Sunday, with all of the acts that performed today taking to the skies again.

The gates at the Davenport Municipal Airport open at 8 a.m., with the shows starting just after noon.

It goes without saying: Safety is on the minds of everyone at the 27th Annual Quad Cities Air Show this weekend.

The Quad Cities is no stranger to air show tragedies.

Last year, we saw the first deadly crash there since 1992. It was the fourth crash in our air show's history.

59-year-old Glenn Smith of Frisco, Texas was performing a split maneuver when his soviet-era plane veered away from the formation and went down in a field in northwest Davenport, bursting into flames.

In Dayton, Ohio, two people were killed in another air show crash Saturday, June 22, 2013.

The stunt plane carrying a wing walker slammed into the ground and burst into flames Saturday afternoon.

Both the pilot and the wing walker were killed. No one on the ground was hurt.

The crash caused air show officials in Dayton to cancel all flying operations for Saturday. Normal operations will resume Sunday.

Powered by WorldNow