Thousands enjoy watching the Sound of Speed Airshow; a few enjoy the ride
U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at Rosecrans Memorial Airport for the Sound of Speed Airshow / Photo by Doug Schmizt
BY BRENT MARTIN
St. Joseph Post
Thousands of residents attended the Sound of Speed Airshow in Rosecrans
Memorial Airport with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds.
Tickets that were free to the public were snapped up so quickly
Another thousand were offered on Sunday, the last day of the show.
According to Abe Forney, manager at Rosecrans, it was 30,000 general admission tickets
Released on Saturday with 31,000 on Sunday.
Preview events provided rare opportunities for members of the media to enjoy this
Thrill the ride and understand, if only a little, what real speed is.
Radio communications director Nattalie King was allowed to ride on one of the planes
appear on the show along with the Thunderbirds.
Doug Schmitz, general manager of Radio, experienced 150 mph. on the
Schmitz drove down the Rosecrans runway in a Lamborghini.
The trip was unbelievable, ”Schmitz tells the St. Joseph Post. “We have reached 150 (mph)
down the runway and I always thought he had to slow down; He has to slow down
Low. The end of the runway is at the door. We were nearing the end of the
He turned to runway to go back up runway A, even if the seat belt wasn’t on
I am sure I would have flown out the window
Turn. What a rush this ride was. “
Doug Schmitz, GM of Eagle St. Joseph, is somewhere in that Lamborghini.
Eagle St. Joseph tent at the Sound of Speed Airshow / photo by Doug Schmitz