Kirksville Air Festival Set for Sept.9

The annual Kirksville Regional Air Festival will take place Sept. 9.

Gates open at 10 a.m. with the Air Show scheduled for 2 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Kids five and younger are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance at the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce.

This year’s Air Fest features the United States Army Golden Knights Parachute Team. They will jump at the beginning and end of the Air Show. They will also jump into Stokes Stadium to begin the Bulldog football game at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

Other performers include Gary Ward, Bob Richards, Erik Edgren, Aaron Taylor and Team Aerostar.

The United States Air Force is sending two A-10 Thunderbolts to perform a Heritage Flight with a P-51 Mustang. Helicopter rides will be available for $40.

There will also be a free kid’s zone with inflatables as well as several food vendors.

For complete information, visit the Air Fest website at There are many opportunities to volunteer at the Air Fest and volunteers are admitted free. To volunteer, contact Randy Smith, Air Fest director, at