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MEDIA FLIGHTS FOR SHAWFEST 2008

Release Number: 030808

Members of the media interested in media flights leading up to ShawFest 2008 "Thunder Over the Midlands" Sept. 6 should contact the 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office by Aug. 22.

Please keep in mind, media members will not in fly in a same aircraft type they may have already flown in. Also, we cannot guarantee flights for everyone, or specific types of aircraft.

Aircraft available for media flights are: Super Pitts (acrobatic biplane), T-28 Horseman Aerobatic Formation 3, Vintage Stearman (open cockpit biplane) and possibly a backseat ride in an F-16.

"This is a unique opportunity to experience flight in vintage and modern military aircraft." said Lt. Col. Jay Wilkerson, ShawFest Director.

Those interested in a media flight should contact the 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at Shaw.

ShawFest 2008 information is available at www.20thfss.com or at www.shaw.af.mil.

NOTE: For more information on the event or to request a flight by Aug. 22, please call the 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office at (803) 895-2019.