RFD Announces AirFest 2014

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ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) has announced that “Rockford AirFest 2014: Let the Thunder Roll,” featuring the USAF Thunderbird Demonstration Team and the U.S. Army Golden Knights, will be held June 7 – 8, 2014.

AirFest activities include static aircraft displays, family friendly activities, concessions, an RV park and special attractions to be announced in the upcoming months.

Grounded last year due to the government sequestration, the last AirFest was held in 2012 and drew 100,000 people for the two-day event, generating more than $3 million in the region.

Following the record attendance of 2012, RFD has introduced a new and simplified carload admission fee designed to significantly reduce gate entrance wait times. A $20 advanced ticket sale / $30 on-site ticket fee per carload offers an efficient, economical and fun way to experience AirFest. A carload includes each person legally seated with a seat belt. Riding solo? Grab a friend and share the unique AirFest experience.

Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased online at rockfordairfest.com or at any participating area Culver’s Restaurant. All online ticket sales, including VIP packages, preferred seating, fly-in admission and one day or weekend RV park passes, will be sold at a 20% discount through Friday, February 21st using special access code: THUNDER. VIP packages consist of the popular 21 and over Captain’s Club and family-friendly Aviator’s Club which feature front row seating and concessions. Active and retired military with proper ID will receive complimentary preferred seating with their carload admission fee. Additional ticket and package information may be found at rockfordairfest.com.

“RFD is honored to host Rockford AirFest, one of the most highly anticipated events of the summer,” says RFD Executive Director Mike Dunn. “Over the past several months, we have explored new ideas to keep attendees engaged, enhance the AirFest experience and are excited to bring an energized and refreshed show to the region this summer.”

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