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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: WAC '96 Is Here


Thread: WAC '96 Is Here

Message: WAC '96 Is Here

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From: cwhittle at (Carl Whittle)

Date: Mon, 05 Aug 1996 13:06:04 UTC


  XVIII World Aerobatic Championships
P.O. Box 59145
Oklahoma City, OK 73159
Tel:       405.685.9546
Fax:       405.685.9567
Tickets: 405.236.5000

the olympics are over, but as we say in oklahoma, "you 'aint seen nothin' yet!"

The 18th World Aerobatic Championships are only two weeks away.  Twenty-four
countries are registered with nearly 100 pilots making WAC '96 the largest
in the history of aviation.  Teams are already in Oklahoma practicing.  The
WAC have not been in the U.S. in sixteen years. Two years from now they
return to Europe.  Don't miss this rare opportunity to see the world's best
pilots in head-to-head blazing stick and rudder competition.  

Advance purchase tickets, which offer considerable savings over gate prices,
are on sale now at the Oklahoma City All Sports Association, Telephone (405)
236-5000 or Fax (405) 236-5008.  Visa,  MasterCard and checks are accepted.
Tickets will be mailed to you immediately.

Ticket options include:

Passport to the World, $150.  This is your personal Passport to the entire
event including the beautiful Parade of Nations opening ceremonies, daily
admission to the Championships for the entire competition, admission to the
airport barbecue, and the elegant Championship Awards Banquet.  The banquet
will be held at the beautiful National Cowboy Hall of Fame, black tie is
optional. Special seating will be provided for Passport to the World ticket

IAC Membership Passport, $125. Your IAC membership will entitle you to all
of the benefits of the Passport to the World, plus admission to the IAC
Pavilion at a savings of $25.

Championship Passport, $50.  This option provides daily, general admission
tickets to the Parade of Nations Opening Ceremonies, admission to the
Clarence E. Page Airport each day, including practice days.  

Daily Passport Tickets: These daily, general admission tickets are only
$5.00 in advance or $8.00 at the gate.  Children's tickets are $2.50
advance, $3.00 at the gate.  

RV Parking is available on the airfield. 

Fly-In's are welcome and encouraged. Be sure to check NOTAMS prior to
departure. An FAA control tower will be in operation as well as a mobile
Flight Service Station.  The airfield will remain open throughout the
competition.  Special airspace restrictions are in effect to avoid traffic
conflict in the box.  Fly-in's must bring sturdy chocks and tie-downs.  None
are available at the field.  Camping is permitted with your aircraft.  The
usual air show type concession stands will be available for food and beverages.

Flying will begin at 8:00 a.m. each day and continue until at least 6:30
p.m. or perhaps later if necessary.

The headquarters hotel is the Radisson Inn in OKC. Rates are $54/day double
or single.  A variety of other hotels is available in the area of Meridian
Avenue and I-40.  

Clarence E. Page airport is located about 12 miles west of OKC, about a mile
south of I-40. Take the Cimarron Road exit. There will be roadsigns for
directions. Call for a brochure. See you there! 

Carl Whittle, Director.


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