Hillsboro, OR. The Oregon International Air Show is establishing a new charitable foundation with $250,000 in seed money. The announcement was made at the 28th annual show where the Breitling Jet Team from France and the Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagle flew in formation. (photo courtesy of the Oregon International Air Show) The team from France made its first-appearance at the August 5th – 7th show along with the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet, the U.S. Special Operations Para-Commandos Parachute Team and many other military and civilian acts. The Oregon International Air Show has donated more than $1.6 million to more than 500 local charities and non-profits since 1988. Organizers host 800 special needs children and adults each year, providing free admission and lunch.
“From its inception in 1988, the air show has always been about giving back to the community,” said Bill Braack, president of the Oregon International Air Show. “By having this new entity, whose sole purpose is to accept and distribute financial gifts, the air show’s board and staff will be able to continue our charitable mission while allowing us to focus on executing safe, entertaining and financially responsible aviation events.”
The Oregon International Air Show Presented by Standard TV & Appliance is held annually at the Hillsboro Airport. Additional information is available at www.OregonAirShow.com.