May 2009 / Bott Radio Network Sponsors Inaugural Branson Airport Air Show, May 8th – 10th
Bott Radio Network Southwest Missouri was privileged to be Raptor Sponsors for the Branson Air Show at the grand opening of the brand new Branson Airport, May 8th-10th. The Branson Airport Air Show team did a wonderful job of hosting this fantastic event. Despite rain before and during the weekend, not one event was cancelled. Estimates are that over 50,000 people attended the air show on Saturday alone! The weekend featured the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds, the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team, airplane aerobatics, and precision flying routines. The Branson Airport also hosted many static airplane displays including experimental aircraft and World War II vintage aircraft. It was a privilege for us to sponsor this inaugural show and to interact with hundreds of our listeners over the course of the event.
Among the modern aircraft on hand, there were static displays of war birds of the past. Here a World War II B-17 is admired while on display.
BRN Springfield Administrative Assistant Deva Senter and her Daughter Monica at the BRN display.
The BRN tent and display attended by True Kinser, Grandson of BRN General Manager for Southwest Missouri, Monna Stafford.
The new Branson Airport Welcome Center.
Coming in for the show from Altus AFB in Altus, Oklahoma was this C-17 cargo aircraft.
The crowd is growing to watch the Air Show. The USAF Thunderbirds precision demonstration team sits at the ready in the back left of this photo. The Thunderbirds traditionally close the air shows in which they perform.
A member of the U.S. Army Golden Knights demonstration parachute team coming in for a soft, professional landing.