General Claire L Chennault Foundation and Southern Heritage Foundation to host Red White and Blue Airshow: Saluting America's Heroes
The General Claire L Chennault Foundation and Southern Heritage Air Foundation (SHAF) invite the public to Red White and Blue Airshow: Saluting America's Heroes at the Monroe Regional Airport for two nights. The Twilight show will begin around 5:30 or 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 17. The twilight show will last 2.5 hours and will end at dark. The gates will open at 4 p.m. On Saturday, June 18, the gates will open at 9 a.m. with a start time between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and will last 4.5 hours. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair to sit on during the show. Guest will also be required to go through a metal detector; therefore, no items will be permitted that normally would not be permitted at the airport.
North Louisiana has a long history in aviation and the Chennault Museum is honored to bring a show of this caliber to the area.
The General Claire L Chennault Foundation and Southern Heritage Air Foundation are proud to announce the US Air Force F16 Viper Demo Team, the US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, Hall of Fame Inductees Aeroshell Aerobatic Team and Jelly Belly, Red Bull Team Racer Kevin Coleman along with several other performers. Static displays, food trucks, kid zone, antique car show, and military vehicles will also be present. Chennault Day will make a come-back Friday morning from 8 a.m. until noon with Discovery Flights given by Dave Air, LLC.
The Red White and Blue Airshow: Saluting America's Heroes will be an amazing display of nationally renowned aeronautic acts from all over the country that will captivate people of all ages. The General Claire L. Chennault Foundation and the Southern Heritage Air Foundation are deeply rooted in the celebration of veterans' history.
This show will create a wealth of opportunity for the area. The 2022 airshow proceeds will support veterans through these military foundations. Holly Boudreaux, director of Chennault Aviation and Military Museum, said, "We are a military nonprofit. We provide PTSD meetings, help to provide a van for transport from the Monroe area to the VA Hospital, and we do veterans' oral histories. We are joined by the Southern Heritage Air Foundation that has Wounded Warrior Bonfire Project and several of its own programs. So, those proceeds, 100%, will benefit both of those military nonprofits."
Tickets are available now and more information is available at www.redwhiteandblueairshow.com.