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HAPO Over the River Air Show is Back with New and Old Acts

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 KENNEWICK, WA - From sea to air.... Water Follies is not just about the boats. There is also the the HAPO Over the River Air Show. You can expect to see some of the same acts that have been before but also some new ones.

"We want to entertain all realms. I mean, we have hardcore boat people down at the park. We have hardcore air show people at the park," said air show director, Scott Meyer.

Whether you are a 'hardcore air show fan' or just there to enjoy it all, there is some new and exciting things to see. Such as an offshoot of the Misty Blues.

"Who are now called the Yellow Jackets. They'll be skydiving out, exiting the airplane about 6,000 feet altitude. They've got wing suits on, so these guys are actually going to fly and they'll swoop the river and actually do some things you will never expect somebody without an airplane to be able to do," said Meyer.

The team will have a roped off landing area on the Pasco side.

Also, an old favorite the DC3 will be back.

"It's one of the first commercially viable airplanes to ever make it in the aviation world. The really cool things is you can call the Water Follies office or Bergrstrom's over at the Pasco airport and you can set up a ride on this thing for $295 a person," said Meyer.

That will get you a half hour ride over the Tri-Cities. 

The air shows from the ground happen every day of Water Follies starting at 11:30 a.m. and continuing until around 1 p.m.


"We do have two jets that are going to be here this year that are loud and fast. We have a number of incredible aerobatic performers. John Klatt is back. So I'm really excited. We'll have a P51 Mustang for you World War two enthusiasts. So, some good stuff," said Meyer.

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