Courtland Air Show set for Sept. 29 | Arts & Culture
COURTLAND — Residents can expect aerobatics, military fly-bys and fireworks at the Courtland Air Show set for Sept. 29.
The event begins at the airport in Courtland at noon with aircraft displays, food and kids’ activities. Performances begin at 3 p.m. and conclude at 7:45 p.m. with a fireworks display.
Last year, 8,000 to 10,000 attended the show, airport manager Jim Achord said.
The rain date for the show is Sept. 30.
“Barring a hurricane, we should be OK,” he said. “Everything is looking pretty good so far.”
Achord said the air show will feature 13 to 15 performers, including John Bostick, Greg Koontz, Chris Murphy, Matt Younkin, Keith Davis, the Alabama Boys and Rich Hess.
Matt Younkin of Siloam Springs, Ark., who has performed at air shows for seven years, will make his first performance in Courtland. A third-generation pilot who learned to fly at 14, Younkin is a certified flight instructor.
“I love flying the airplanes, and I love being able to share the type of aviation history that I was privileged enough to have grown up around,” he said...