SIDNEY, Mont. – Phillips 66 Aviation branded Richland Aviation, an FBO that has served pilots, aviators and their crew for the past 45 years, will host the Wings of Freedom Air Show Sept. 24-25, 2016, at Sidney-Richland Municipal Airport (KSDY). The event holds tremendous significance as there will be a memorial tribute to Phil Petrik, founder of Richland Aviation, according to FBO officials.
“My Dad was incredibly passionate about the aviation industry from the time he was 12 and began coming to the Sidney airport in 1963,” said Mike Petrik, owner of Richland Aviation. “He enjoyed sharing and cultivating this passion with others, always trying to capture the imagination of the next generation of aviation enthusiasts. My father was a dedicated pilot, logging more than 30,000 hours of flight time over the course of his career. In addition to serving on multiple air show committees, he also contributed to the show’s entertainment, flying as a talented aerial performer. His personal T-28 Trojan, which he proudly restored, and his P-51 Mustang will be on display at this year’s Wings of Freedom Air Show for everyone to enjoy.”
Headlining this year’s air show are the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, a precision formation flying team.
The air show begins 1 p.m. both days. Tickets are $15 for ages 15 and up, $10 for ages 6-14, and kids 5 and under are free.