Lehigh Valley, PA – Joining the lineup for the 2014 Lehigh Valley Airshow, is the fan favorite, Black Diamond Jet Team.
Back for the second year, the Black Diamond Jet Team is a four ship aerobatic civilian-owned jet team based in Lakeland, Florida. The L-39 is the most widely used high performance jet trainer in the world and serves in over 30 air forces across the globe. The Black Diamond Jet Team’s jammed packed performance will include precise maneuvers that are taught to military pilots around the world.
“The Black Diamonds were a hit with young and old spectators alike, and we are thrilled to have them perform at the Lehigh Valley Airshow for the second year in a row”, said Charles Everett, Executive Director, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority.
The Black Diamond Jet Team also has a local connection. Jared Isaacman, who flies the right wing position on the team, is the founder and CEO of Harbortouch (formerly United Bank Card, Inc), a leading national supplier of point of sale (POS) systems, credit card processing equipment and a full range of merchant services and is based in Allentown, PA. “Over the last four years, the pilots and crew of the Black Diamond Jet Team have had some of the greatest times of our lives performing in front of millions of people, and we couldn’t be happier about performing in front of our local, hometown fans here in Allentown,” said Isaacman.
Airshow tickets are on sale beginning today. Advanced discount tickets will be sold from now until August 22.
Advanced Ticket Prices: Adult: $15 Child: $9.
Gate Ticket Prices: Adult $18 Child: $12.
Military IDs can be shown at the gate for a further-reduced fee of $10.
Special tickets are available for this year’s show, including a $100 “Backstage Pass” for Friday’s practice show and a 12+ group sales discount of 10% when purchased at the airport, cash only. More information is available on www.lehighvalleyairshow.com. Advanced tickets can be purchased online or at: Sands & Co., Wegmans locations, Top Star Express locations, Ike’s Service Centers (3 locations), Staybridge Suites, Residence Inn, Homewood Suites, Towne Place Suites.
The Sands Lehigh Valley Air Show, presented by Service Electric, is one of the few air shows taking place in Pennsylvania this year. In addition to static aircraft displays and a classic car show, there will also be a jet team, flight performances, sky diving demonstrations, exhibitors, food vendors and sponsored special events. Airshow gates will open at 9 AM, with performances from 12-4 PM. Ticket prices are as follows: Advanced Adult: $15, Advanced Child: $9, Gate Adult: $18 and Gate Child: $12. Children under 4 are free. Advance tickets will be available at Sands & Co., Wegmans, TopStar Express, Lehigh Valley International Airport Monday-Friday 8a-4p, Days Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites, Staybridge Suites and www.lehighvalleyairshow.com. The airshow entrance will be located on Race Street, just off Airport Road. Parking is permitted only in designated areas and will be offered free to airshow guests. More information on parking locations will be announced at a later date. For more info visit: www.lehighvalleyairshow.com or www.facebook.com/flylvia.
Lehigh Valley International Airport is conveniently located near Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, Pennsylvania and is served by Allegiant Air, Delta, United, and US Airways with 9 nonstop destinations with connections to the world. LVIA serves a twelve county area with a population base of 3.6 million people. The Airport is easily accessible from communities in eastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey areas. For more information on LVIA, visit www.flyabe.com or www.facebook.com/flylvia.