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Proairshow, LLC

Air Show Narration & Sound Services

307 West Fredericks Street

Anderson, South Carolina 29625

864-226-3489

hugh@proairshow.com

A Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business

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Airshow Participation History

Note: Hugh Oldham has been narrating air shows since 1976 and participating as a performer/skydiver since 1968.  Accurate records only date back to 1987

Estimated 591 Show Days Averaging apx 30,000 Spectators per Show/Day

65 Military Show sites

192 Civilian Show sites

 

2012 Shows and Events (16 airshows)

Thunder in the Valley Airshow, Columbus GA

Florida International Air Show, Punta Gorda, FL

Sun n Fun Lakeland, FL

Special Olympics, Anderson, SC

Thunder on Fox, Louisville, KY

Robins AFB, GA

Shaw AFB, SC

Good Neighbor Day Airshow @ PDK, Atlanta, GA

Mount Lebanon Elemertery School, Pendleton, SC

Upper State Little League Baseball Tournament, Anderson SC

Pensacola Beach Airshow, FL

Oshkosh, WI

Wings Over Alpena ANGB, MI

Winston-Salem Airshow, NC

New River Valley Skyfest, Dublin, VA

Lycomming County Skyfest, Williamsport, PA

Kaneohe Bay Airshow, MCB, HI

Mid Ohio Valley Airshow, Parkersburg, WV

Boshears Airshow, Augusta, GA

Warriors & Warbirds, Monroe, NC

Anderson Veterans' Day Parade, SC

 

 

 

 

2011 Shows & Events (14 airshows)

Thunder in the Valley Airshow, Columbus GA

2011 Air Expo, Charleston AFB, SC

Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, NC

Vidalia Onion Festival Airshow, Vidalia GA

Lynchburg Airshow, Lynchburg, VA

Salute to Veterans Airshow, St Augustine, FL

YMCA District Baseball Play Offs, Anderson, SC

Selfridge AFB, Mt, Clemens, MI

Thunder in the Valley Airshow, Waterloo, IA

Tour De LaFrance Bicycle Race, LaFrance SC

Winston-Salem Airshow, Winston-Salem NC

Jackson-Hawkins Fielf Airshow, Jackson, MS

Champion Aerospace Airshow, Liberty, SC

Lumberton Fly-In & Airshow, Lumberton, NC

Warriors and Warbirds Airshow, Monroe, NC

Veterans Day Program, Pendleton HS, SC

Veterans Parade, Anderson, SC

 

2010 Shows & Events (12 airshows)

Aviation Merit Badge, Anderson County (SC) Museum

Thunder in the Valley Airshow, Columbus GA

Pendleton High School Talent Show, Pendleton SC

Aviation Merit Badge, Columbia SC

Eglin AFB, FL

Vidalia Onion Festival Airshow, Vidalia GA

Mt Lebanon Elementary School Play, Pendleton SC

 Spring Concert, Pendleton HS, Pendleton SC

Shaw AFB Open House, Sumter SC

Mid-Atlantic Fly-In & Airshow, Lumberton NC

Aviation Merit Badge, Abbeville SC

Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord NC

Chippewa Valley Airshow, Eau Claire WI

YMCA Baseball Play-Offs, Upstate SC

Alpena AFB, Alpena MI

Colorado Sport International Airshow, Broomfield CO

Tour De LaFrance Bicycle Race, LaFrance SC

Winston-Salem Airshow, Winston-Salem NC

Intro to Aviation, Anderson County (SC) Museum

Cub Scout Bicycle Rodeo, Pendleton SC

 

2009 Airshows (14)

Thunder In the Valley, Columbus, GA

Henley Benefit Air Show Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Fla

Vidalia Onion Festival Air Show. Vidalia, GA

Robins AFB Open House, Warner Robins, GA

Snowbirds Over Anderson II, Anderson, SC

Low County Air Show, MCAS Beaufort, SC

Mid-Atlantic Fly-In & Air Show, Lumberton, NC

Las Cruces Air Show, Las Cruces, NM

Fort Drum Open House, Fort Drum, NY

Youngstown-Waren ARB Open House, Youngstown, OH

Selfridge ANGB, Mt. Clemens, MI

Winston-Salem Air Show, Winston-Salem, NC

Jackson-Hawkins Field Air Fest, Jackson, MS

Salute to Veterans Air Show, Monroe, NC

 

2008 Airshows (18)

Thunder In the Valley, Columbus, GA

Cherry Blossom Festival, Macon GA

Thunder Over Louisville WDRB Fox 41, Louisville, KY

Wilmington NC Airshow

Vidalia Onion Festival Airshow, Vidalia, GA

MCAS New River, NC

Snowbirds Over Anderson, SC

Champion Aerospace Picnic, Liberty, SC

Mid-Atlantic Fly-In & Air Show, Lumberton, NC

May Fly Airshow, Florence, SC

VIRgina International Raceway, Danville, VA

Fort Drum Open House, Watertown, NY

Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival

Winston-Salem Air Show, NC

Transportation Expo, Rome, GA

Albemarle-Stanly County (NC) Airport Open House & Air Show

Monroe Veterans Day Fly-In & Airshow, Monroe, NC

Paulding County Airport Opening & Air Show

30 Show Days

 

2007 Airshows (16)

Thunder In the Valley, Columbus, GA

Cherry Blossom Festival, Macon GA

Sun Fun Festival, Myrtle Beach SC

SC Wings Weekend, Greenville, SC

Eglin AFB, Eglin, FL

Thunder Over Louisville WDRB Fox 41, Louisville, KY

Vidalia Onion Festival Airshow, Vidalia, GA

Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, NC

Mid-Atlantic Fly-In & Air Show, Lumberton, NC

May Fly Airshow, Florence, SC

Selfridge ANGB, Mt. Clemens, MI

Big League World Series, Easley, SC

Transportation Expo, Rome, GA

Pope AFB/Fort Bragg Open House, Fayetteville, NC

Chesterfield Airshow, Chesterfield, VA (sound only)

Monroe Veterans Day Fly-In & Airshow, Monroe, NC

27 Show Days

 

2006 Airshows (11)

Thunder in the Valley, Columbus, GA

Cherry Blossom Festival Air Show, Macon, GA

2006 Air Expo, Charleston AFB, SC

Sun Fun Festival, Myrtle Beach SC

Vidalia Onion Festival Airshow, Vidalia, GA

Champion Aerospace Picnic, Liberty, SC

Mid-Atlantic Fly-In & Airshow, Lumberton, NC

Wings of Freedom, Red Wing, MN

Georgia State Airshow, Eastman, GA

Stanley County Airshow, Albemarle, NC

Seymour Johnson AFB Open House, Goldsboro, NC

Transportation Expo Airshow, Rome, GA

20 Show Days

 

2005 Airshows (14)

Thunder in the Valley, Columbus, GA

Georgia Aviation Technical College Airshow, Eastman GA

Greenville/Pickens Speedway, Easley, SC

Wilmington NC Airshow

Vidalia Onion Festival Airshow, Vidalia, GA

May Fly Airshow, Florence, SC

Mid-Atlantic Fly-In & Airshow, Lumberton, NC

Selfridge ANGB, MI

MCAS New River, Jacksonville, NC

Pope AFB Open House, Fayetteville NC

Sun Fun Airshow, Myrtle Beach SC

Winston-Salem Airshow, NC

Boshears Fly-In and Airshow, Augusta, GA

Seymour Johnson AFB Open House, Goldsboro, NC

24 Show Days

 

2004 Airshows (19)

Thunder in the Valley, Columbus, GA

Eglin Open House, Eglin AFB, FL

Low Country Blues Festival, MCAS Beaufort, SC

May Fly Airshow, Florence, SC

Champion Aerospace Family Day Airshow, Liberty, SC

Vidalia Onion festival Airshow, Vidalia, GA

Snowbirds Airshow, Wilmington, NC

Mid-Atlantic Fly-In Airshow, Lumberton, NC

Charleston AFB Open House, Charleston, SC

Sun Fun Airshow, Myrtle Beach, SC

101st Airborne Airshow, Fort Campbell, KY

Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Anderson, SC

Big League World Series, Easley, SC

Winston-Salem Airshow, Winston Salem, NC

MCAS New River Open House, Jacksonville, NC

Boshears-Skyfest, Augusta, GA

Wings Over Georgia, Perry, GA

Albany Airshow, Albany, GA

Wings Over Wayne, Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC

32 Show Days

 

2003 Airshows (14)

Georgia Aviation Technical College, Eastman, GA

Thunder in the Valley, Columbus, GA

Coastal Carolina Airshow, Wilmington, NC

Donaldson Center, Greenville, SC

Warbirds Inc. Airshow, Spartanburg, SC

Scout Jamboree, Anderson, SC

Lumberton Airshow, Lumberton, NC

Pope AFB, Fayetteville, NC

Myrtle Beach Sun Fun Airshow, Myrtle Beach, SC

Winston-Salem Airshow, Winston Salem, NC

Cincinnati Lunken Airshow Cincinnati, OH

Boshears Skyfest, Augusta, GA

Wings Over Wayne, Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC

Wings Over Georgia, Perry, GA

24 Show Days

 

2002 Airshows (11)

Thunder in the Valley BSA Airshow, Columbus, GA

MCAS New River, Jacksonville, NC

Vidalia Onion Festival Airshow, Vidalia, GA

Sun Fun Airshow, Myrtle Beach , SC

Charleston AFB, SC (Canceled)

Champion Aerospace Open house, Liberty SC

10th Annual Winston-Salem Airshow, NC

Snowbirds Over Spartanburg, SC (Canceled)

Boshears Skyfest 2002, Augusta, GA

Wings Over Wayne, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC

Wings Over Georgia, Perry, GA

Sponsorís Estimate of Total Spectators: 265,500.  16 Show Days, Average 16,593 Spectators

 

2001 Airshows (8)

Thunder in the Valley BSA Airshow, Columbus , GA

Robins AFB Open House

Hawkins Field Open House, Jackson , MS

Charleston AFB Open House

Sun Fun Airshow, Myrtle Beach , SC

Thomaston Airshow, Thomaston , GA

Pope AFB Open House

Air Classic Airshow, Winston Salem , NC

Boshears Airshow, Augusta , GA (Canceled due 9/11)

Seymour Johnson AFB (Canceled due 9/11)

  Sponsorís Estimate of Total Spectators: 625,000.  12 Show Days, Average 52,083 Spectators

 

2000 Airshows (7)

Thunder in the Valley BSA Airshow, Columbus , GA

Erlanger Childrenís Hospital Airshow, Chattanooga , TN

NAS Atlanta Open House, Atlanta , GA

SunĖFun Festival ďOver the BeachĒ Airshow, Myrtle Beach , SC

Wings Over Korea Airshow, Greenville , TN

Boshears Fly-in & Airshow, Augusta GA

ShawFest, Shaw AFB, Sumter SC

Sponsorís Estimate of Total Spectators: 975,500.  16 Show Days, Average 60,968 Spectators.

 

1999 Airshows (9)

Shiloh Airshow, Eden NC

Wendyís Air & Speed Show, Charlotte 600 Festival, Concord , NC

Hospice Benefit Balloon Race & Airshow, Burlington , NC

Ben Epps Memorial Fly-in & Airshow, Athens GA

Douglas Airshow, Douglas GA

SunĖFun Festival ďOver the BeachĒ Airshow, Myrtle Beach , SC

Wings Over Korea Airshow, Mountain City , TN

Winston Salem Air Classic, Winston Salem NC

Boshears Fly-in & Airshow, Augusta GA

Sponsorís Estimate of Total Spectators: 465,500.  16 Show Days Average 29,093 Spectators.

 

1998 Airshows (11)

Ben Epps Memorial Fly-in & Airshow, Athens , GA

75th Anniversary Blue Ridge Council, BSA

Erlanger Childrenís Hospital Airshow, Chattanooga , TN

Thomaston Airshow, Thomason GA

Charlotte Motor Speedway

ShawFest, Shaw AFB, Sumter SC

Winston-Salem Air Classic, Winston-Salem NC

Robins AFB Open House

Boshears Memorial Fly-In, Augusta GA

Wings Over Korea Airshow, Mountain City TN

United Way Airshow, Stuart FL

Sponsorís Estimate of Total Spectators: 528,000.  15 Show Days Average 31,666 Spectators.

 

1997 Airshows (11)

McEntire ANGB Open House, Columbia SC

Shiloh Airshow, Rockingham County NC

Thomaston Airshow, Thomason GA

Wings Over Korea Airshow, Mountain City TN

Ocean City Airshow, Ocean City MD

Winston-Salem Air Classic, Winston-Salem NC

Exchange Club Airshow, Person County NC

Danville Airshow, Danville , VA

Boshears Memorial Fly-In, Augusta GA

Pope AFB Open House, Fayetteville NC

NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville FL

Sponsorís Estimate of Total Spectators: 434,000.  18 Show Days Average 24,110 Spectators.

 

1996 Airshows (9)

Shiloh , NC Pilotís Association Airshow

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Ben Epps Memorial Fly-in, Athens , GA

Erlanger Childrenís Hospital Airshow, Chattanooga , TN

Myrtle Beach , SC Sun Fun Airshow

Gathering of Heroes, Ocean City , MD

Winston-Salem , NC Air Classic

Boshears Memorial Fly-In, Augusta , GA

Ft, Bragg/Pope, AFB, NC Open House

Sponsorís Estimate of Total Spectators: 414,000.  15 Show Days Average 27,600 Spectators

 

1995 Airshows  (8)    

Lewisburg , NC

Rockingham , NC

Exchange Club Airshow, Roxboro , NC

Myrtle Beach , SC Sun Fun Airshow

Ole South Fly-In, Sylvania , GA

Winston-Salem , NC Air Classic

Boshears Memorial Fly-In, Augusta , GA

Ft. Bragg/Pope AFB, NC Open House 

Sponsorís Estimate of Total Spectators: 298,000.  12 Show Days Average 24,000 Spectators.


1994 Airshows (8)

Ft. Bragg/Pope AFB Open House

Erlanger Childrenís Hospital Airshow, Chattanooga TN

Myrtle Beach , SC Sun Fun Airshow

JAARS Open House & Airshow, Waxhaw NC

Winston‑Salem NC Air Classic

Pilotís Association Airshow, Roxboro NC

Carolina Aviation Festival, Myrtle Beach SC

Robins AFB Open House

Sponsorís Estimate of Total Spectators: 481,000.  12 Show Days Average 40,000 Spectators.

 

1993 Airshows (9)

Gardner‑Webb University Open House

Pope AFB Fort Bragg Open House

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Myrtle Beach Sun Fun

Edenton NC Airshow

Gathering of Heroes, Asheville NC

Lions Club Airshow, Bluefield WVA

Tuskegee Airman Airshow, Columbus Ohio  

Rutherfordton NC Airshow 

Sponsorís Estimate of Total Spectators: 361,000.  15 Show Days Average 24,000 Spectators.

 

1992 Airshows (7)

Ft. Bragg/Pope AFB Open House

Erlanger Childrenís Hospital Airshow, Chattanooga Tenn.

Charlotte Motor Speedway , NC

Myrtle Beach AFB

Warner Robins AFB Open House

NAS Atlanta Open House

Manteo (First Flight) NC Airshow

Sponsorís Estimate of Total Spectators: 894,000.  10 Show Days Average 89,400 Spectators.

 

1991 Airshows (12)

Gainesville FL Airshow

Moody AFB Open House

Pinehurst NC Piedmont AL & JC's

Florence SC May Fly

ShawFest '91, Shaw AFB

Charlotte Speedway

Myrtle Beach AFB Open House

JARRS Open House & Airshow NC

Beaufort County Water Festival

Greenville , SC , Hejaz Airshow

Fort Bragg/Pope AFB Open House

Robins AFB Open House

Sponsorís Estimate of Total Spectators: 858,500.  17 Show Days Average 50,500 Spectators.

 

1990 Airshows (15) 

Pope AFB Fort Bragg Open House

Piedmont Airlines Pilot Reunion

Pinehurst NC JC's Airshow

Florence SC May Fly

ShawFest '90, Shaw AFB SC

Elizabethtown NC Airshow

Charlotte Motor Speedway Coca Cola 600

Greensboro NC Air Fair

Myrtle Beach AFB Aerospace Days '90

MCAS New River NC

Beaufort County SC Water Festival Airshow

Moody AFB GA Open House

Chester SC Fall Affair Airshow

Robins AFB Open House

Seymour Johnson AFB NC Open House

Sponsorís Estimate of Total Spectators: 908,900.  22 Show Days Average 41,313 Spectators.

 

1989 Airshows (11)

Pope Air Force Base Open House, Fayetteville , NC

The Last Piedmont A/L Family Fly‑In, Pinehurst NC

New Horizons Airshow, Rock Hill SC

Spring Splash Airshow, Lake Wylie SC

JARRS Open House & Airshow, Waxhaw , NC

CLT Motor Speedway , Goody's First‑in‑Flight A/S

Eastern Music Festival Air Fair, Greensboro , NC

Johnston County Airshow , Smithfield , NC

Beaufort County Water Festival, Beaufort , SC

Chester County Fall Affair, Chester , SC

Stanley Co. Airshow, Albemarle NC

Sponsorís Estimate of Total Spectators: 398,100.  18 Show Days Average 22,116 Spectators.

 

1988 Airshows (12)

Pope AFB Open House, Fayetteville NC

New Horizons Airshow, Rock Hill SC

Cherry Point MCAS Open House, NC

Utah State Univ. Airshow, Logan UT

Eastern Music Festival Airshow, Greensboro NC

South Raleigh Airshow, Raleigh NC

Beaufort Water Festival Airshow, Beaufort SC

EAA Convention & Fly‑In, Oshkosh WI

Beaufort MCAS Open House Beaufort , SC

Morganton Airshow, Morganton NC

Chester Fall Affair, Chester SC

Stanley Co Airshow, Albemarle NC

Sponsorís Estimate of Total Spectators: 323,700.  19 Show Days Average 17,036 Spectators.

 

1987 Airshows (12)

Lakeland EAA Fly‑In, Lakeland FL

Hejaz Airshow, Greenville SC

New Horizons Airshow, Rock Hill SC

May Fly Airshow, Florence SC

New River MCAS Open House, Jacksonville NC

Beaufort County Water Festival Airshow

Yarmouth International Airshow, Yarmouth , Nova Scotia

Boys Home of the South Airshow , Greenville SC

Lumberton Airshow, Lumberton NC

Morganton Airshow, Morganton NC

Chester Fall Affair, Chester SC

Beaufort MCAS Open House, Beaufort SC

Sponsorís Estimate of Total Spectators: 269,000.  21 Show Days Average 12,800 Spectators.