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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Nautical Festival Books Air Show

The following story was reported in the Presque Isle County Advance:
Nautical Festival books major air show team for '12 event
1/18/2012 11:52:04 AM
Photo courtesy of Team RV
Photo courtesy of Team RV
This year’s Nautical City Festival (NCF) will take a step up—way up into the clouds—to entertain. The NCF has booked Team RV, billed as the “world’s largest air show” to fill the sky with exciting formation aerobatics. NCF chairman Dennis Downie, treasurer Paul Dubbs and committee member Dick Bennett shared the news of the booking last week. Bennett said he witnessed an air show in Florida last year and pursued the idea before presenting the concept to the board. “It is the most expensive thing we have ever been involved in. But it is in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the Calcite quarry and they have been very cordial to us,” Bennett said. The NCF hopes to secure donations from many vendors to honor Calcite. He said the show is not completely sponsored yet, but the response has been very positive. THE AIR SHOWS will cost in the range of $30,000-40,000. The festival will furnish rooms, meals and transportation during their four-day stay in Rogers City. They will meet the public at the festival big tent and be available at many events. The tentative schedule has them arriving in town on festival Thursday, Aug. 2 and conducting a media ride Friday morning for a 30-minute flight. That is followed by a sponsor ride, lunch and rehearsals later in the afternoon and a dinner in the evening with sponsors. (More on this story in the Jan. 19, 2012 issue of the Advance)

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