Florida International Air Show back in Punta Gorda for the 35th year

Posted at 10:30 PM, Oct 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-21 22:30:49-04

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.-- Planes are flipping and flying through the Punta Gorda skies this weekend after months of money woes canceled the event last year and postponed it this year. However, the 35th Florida International Air Show expects more than 20,000 attendees over the 3-day event. 

"What they do is off the charts phenomenal," said event participant Jerry McCart.

McCart isn't flying in the show but instead will be participating on the ground in an air show truck. However, he said watching what the guys can do in the air never gets old. 

"I mean they do things that airplanes are not supposed to do and if you study physics and you watch it, it's not supposed to be happening right before your eyes," said McCart. 

This weekend, thousands of people will have their eyes glued to the skies. 

"During a jet team year we typically will have 40,000 to 50,000 attendees, unfortunately we do not have a jet team this year but we do have jets that are flying," said Dir. of Marketing Jennifer Smith. 

After a lack of funds canceled last year's show, this year the Charlotte County Board of Commissioners and Visitors and Convention Bureau pitched in thousands of taxpayer money to make all this possible. 

"That support has made a huge difference where we didn't have as much support in 2015," said Smith. 

You can still buy tickets to attend the show and find out more information by CLICKING HERE