The Punta Gorda international Airport hosted the 37th annual airshow for the community. Thousands of people attended the event and airplanes flew all day long. The special show began on Friday morning and lasted until this evening. All ages were welcomed after a small fee was paid.
The air show consisted of luxurious cars, trucks, and even busses. The founder of Precision Exotics, ( www.precisionexotics.com ) Eric Nelson had a Ferrari available to drive for anyone 18 or over with valid drivers license. Food and drinks were offered as well, including homemade lemonade.
Each day, the airshow lasted about nine hours. Lieutenant Chris Pappe says the "time is well worth it because the community is so important to us." Pappe is apart of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was also the commander on crew for the weekend.
The show boasted classic planes, helicopters, and delta formations-- some of the pilots served in wars!
Claire Bury is a resident of Florida and visited the airshow for the first time today. Bury says she was pleasantly surprised with the turnout and "happy to see kids and parents enjoying the show."
The 38th annual Florida International Airshow is expected to be held next fall.