The Auburn University Regional Airport is excited to announce the first air show since 1984. Past aviation events have drawn approximately 10,000 attendees to the Auburn University Regional Airport. The Auburn-Opelika Air Show (AUO) will bring thrilling, world-class aviation entertainment and education to the Auburn-Opelika area, making it a prime marketing opportunity for local and national businesses.
The Auburn-Opelika Airshow (AUO) takes flight May 11, 2013 for a family filled day of in-air entertainment and on-ground interaction that will wow your senses. Attractions include war bird demonstrations, active military aircraft and vehicles, Touch a Truck Kids Zone, static displays and great food. Rain date scheduled for Sunday, May 12, 2013
David Schultz – Airboss
For nearly 20 years, airshows around the world have been conducted under the professional and watchful eye of David Schultz. As President of David Schultz Airshows LLC, David is one of the company’s 4 professional airbosses handing the air traffic control duties for airshows at military and civilian installations. He also works with the company’s professional ground operations specialists for perfect execution of airshow activities that are safe, entertaining, and on-time. David is also an ICAS Instructor and advisor for many airshow related seminars. A degreed Aerospace and Mechanical Engineer, David brings this level of intricate detail to all aviation events in which the company participates.
Known as an innovator in airshow operations and coordination, well over 400 aerial events have been coordinated by David Schultz and his team of dedicated professionals from coast to coast in the United States and in the Caribbean. Military jet teams, single ship tactical demo teams, parachute teams, civilian performers, warbird owners, museums, and military squadron personnel know of his and his company’s dedication to each one of their aerial events and their commitment to them for a safe, orderly, expeditious, and entertaining event.
Mike McFarland – Announcer
For nearly 25 years, Mike McFarland has narrated airshows throughout the United States. Starting out as a airshow volunteer at numerous midwestern airshows, Mike began his airshow announcing with the late Jimmy Franklin and Bobby Younkin. Today, as part of David Schultz Airshows LLC, Mike narrates numerous airshows each year for the company. Well known for his energetic and informative narration style, there are few other airshow professional in the industry today with the aerobatic knowledge and delivery for fast paced aerobatic demonstrations than Mike McFarland. He is also very well known for his knowledge of warbirds and vintage aircraft. His informative style of narration has granted him distinguished recognition by warbird performers such as Tora Tora and his personality wins friends with the civilian and military performers wherever he goes.