Community Event - American Heroes Air Show Fort Myers, Florida Event date: January 22nd 2011 Release date: December 1st, 2010
American Heroes Air Show Lands at Historic Fort Myers. Buckle up the entire family for high-flying excitement when the American Heroes Air Show, the nation's premier aviation event devoted exclusively to helicopters, lands in Fort Myers on Saturday, January 22nd.
Since it’s inception in 1993 near Los Angeles, this admission-free event has grown from coast to coast by introducing the public to the unique capabilities and dynamic role of helicopters in our community every day. Event Director Bryan Smith, with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Air Operations Section, invites families get an up-close look at these gofast, high-tech aircraft and learn how their crews are on the front lines every day of homeland security, national defense and public service.
Dedicated to educating the public as to the unique capabilities of helicopters in law enforcement, fire service, public / private EMS, homeland defense and national security, this admission free event invites helicopters from local, regional, state and U.S. Military operators. Event Director Smith hopes to bring together a broad section of the community to meet the crews and get an up-close and personal look at the role helicopters play in public safety. “I know all the crews are looking forward to meeting the individuals many of us serve on a daily basis,” Smith notes. “This air show provides the aircraft crews with the chance to spend quality time with the public and answer questions about our mission -that gives me a great feeling.”
More than Just an Air Show
The weekend also offers the “American Anthem” program which invites the community to participate in an emotional ceremony as serving military members recite their Oath of Allegiance and become U.S. Citizens while standing before a replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall provided by the American Veterans Traveling Tribute [ www. AVTT.org ] “The special Naturalization Ceremony is part of the admission free Heroes Air Show,” Smith explained. “ They’ve always been our heroes, … we invite the community to join us as they become our newest citizens.” The American Heroes Air Show also features the popular CODE3 Career Fair which offers the community a rare chance to meet recruiting teams from law enforcement, public safety, government service, volunteer agencies and the military who are on-scene to profile their mission and provide information on hiring, training and the application process. A long tradition at American Heroes Air Shows around the country, collectible event trading cards are available and free in limited quantities to early bird event arrivals. These very popular trading cards feature photos of participating aircraft plus flight performance and mission profiles. The American Heroes Air Show also features educational briefings, concessions, exciting demonstrations and activities for the entire family. Date:
Saturday, January 22nd
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE ADMISSION and PARKING Location:
Lee County Sports Complex 14100 Ben C. Pratt / Six Mile Cypress Parkway Fort Myers, Florida 33912
Deputy Bryan Smith Lee County Sheriffs Office – Air Ops Section (352) 328-4248
Email: B G S M I T H @ H e r o e s - a i r s h o w . c o m
More event details are available on our website:
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Media contact for follow up: Bryan Smith Volunteer – Event Director Lee County Sheriffs Office - Air Ops Section Cell
Jim Paules Volunteer – USA Producer American Heroes Air Show Network Cell
File Admin File access:
FL 11.1 Media Alert – RollupEvent.doc