SNEAK PEEK: Great Topeka Air Show returning Summer 2021

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Great Topeka Air Show is returning to the Capital City after more than two decades.

Officials at a press conference Tuesday morning said, “There’s just too much demand to not have an airshow in our community.”

Country Stampede will run simultaneously in Topeka.

The airshow will be on June 26 and 27, 2021.

It will be called Thunder Over the Heartland. The show will feature vintage planes to jets with performers from across the country.

The air show was started in the mid-1970s and was last seen in 1996.

KSNT and Fox 43 are proud media sponsors of the airshow.

The show is being resurrected by Thunder Over the Heartland. Organizer Brooks Pettit said the air show was a special event for the community each year.

“It was a really amazing event that was a staple in our community,” Pettit said. “It’s been many, many years since that air show was last held and we felt like it’s time. It’s time to bring the air show back to the community.”

Pettit said there has been small aviation events, but there has not been a large scale air show in Topeka since 1996. Along with amazing aviation performers, Pettit said there will be food vendors and other activities for the whole family.

The Great Topeka Air Show will be held in June 2021. There will be more details released at a press conference at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

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