August 12, 2014
The Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark and parent company, ZMC Hotels, are proud to be sponsors of this year’s 2014 Duluth Air Show coming to the Duluth International Airport August 23 – 24, 2014. ZMC’s Chief Operating Officer, Jon Driscoll, was invited to go up in the Pitts Special S-2B biplane with professional pilot, Brent Handy, owner operator of Redline Aerobatics.
The day was sunny with clear skies for this special flight. Jon was a little nervous and honored to be asked to take this flight. He didn’t show any fear as he climbed into the front seat of this beautiful plane and got strapped in for one of the best rides of his life. After take-off, they performed a few aerial maneuvers including barrel rolls and a few G’s.
The 148th Fighter Wing Air National Guard was out practicing during Jon’s flight with the take-off of four of their mighty fighter jets. You can feel and hear the power of these jets as you stand on the runway. Thank you to all the service men and women – your dedication and sacrifice are appreciated by us all.
The Duluth Air Show will highlight the capabilities of these kinds of planes as well as offer demonstrations and insight into what makes these machines so great. With the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels as the headliner act, along with the multitude of spectacular stunt flyers, this air show will appeal to all ages.