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Sequestration cuts will not ground the St. Cloud Air Show!

ST. CLOUD, MN (Tuesday, February 26, 2013)  As congressional leaders debate the budget, it is becoming apparent that the budget cuts to the military might include an end to non-essential flying including air show performances. This would include the Blue Angels, Thunderbirds and single-ship tactical demo teams.

To the St. Cloud Air Show, (Saturday and Sunday, July 20th and 21st, 2013) it means the show will go on and up in the air with 12 additional  civilian acts that will be sure to thrill and excite every adult and child who attends. In addition to these acts, there will be many on-the-ground statics that will fascinate, delicious food and great family activities that include free  inflatable fun  for the kids, bungee jumping and wall climbing.

“No doubt The Blue Angels are a great show-stopping act  and, if Congress doesn't come together on a budget, they will be missed,” says Chris Chapman,  Air Show Director. “But we are so much more than the Blue Angels. With all the other acts signed and ready to fly, the St. Cloud Air Show will definitely be a show that will thrill everyone and be remembered for years!”

“We are optimistic that Congress will avert this budget crisis and the Blue Angels, the Raptor and the F/A-18 Tac Demo Team will be in attendance in July,” commented Jill Magelssen, St. Cloud Air Show Chairwoman. “It would be unfortunate if the St. Cloud Air Show, not to mention  all the other air shows across the country,  would miss out on these outstanding military acts if the Sequestration cuts  are  implemented.”

“As of right now, and until we hear differently, the St. Cloud Air Show  still includes the Blue Angels, the F/A-18 Tac Demo Team and the Raptor, “said Dave Trehey, Scout Executive of the Central Minnesota Council  of Boy Scouts.  “Either way, The Central Minnesota Council of Boy Scouts is prepared, as scouts should be, for a great summer family event with hundreds of boy scouts  participating and benefiting from this show.”

Get more information about all the thrilling acts and activities at the St. Cloud Air Show at

For further information regarding the St. Cloud Air Show and the Sequestration effects please call Chris Chapman (Director) at 320-262-0302; or Jill Magelssen (Chairwoman)  at 320-267-1577

US Navy F/A-18 to land at St. Cloud Air Show on July 20  & 21, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (December 11, 2013)  Organizers of The St. Cloud Air Show are excited to announce that the Navy's F/A-18 Strike Fighter Squadron 106 (VFA-106), serving as the Navy's East Coast TACDEMO Team, will bring the awesome power of the F/A-18 Super Hornet to St. Cloud on July 20 and 21.

This incredible air demonstration is in addition to the world famous  US Navy Blue Angels performance and is more icing on the cake to an already stellar air show line up of performers. "The announcement at this morning's Opening General Session came as a complete surprise," said Chris Chapman, St. Cloud Air Show Director. "We are very excited to have the F/A-18 and the TACDEMO Team. It's a very big feather in our cap and definitely puts the St. Cloud Air Show on the international map of Air Shows," added Jill Magelssen, Air Show Chair Woman.  The F/A-18 Super Hornet Demonstration Team from Lemoore NAS will thrill the crowd with their demonstration showing its tactical power, maneuverability, high performance and speed.

"This is an exciting time for us Air Show organizers," added Jill. "The website is up and tickets are available to purchase. We even have a great Holiday Family Package discounted for purchase until December 31, 2012. Having these great Military and Civilian performers will make this 2013 St. Cloud Air Show the best family event in 2013."

A team of  five St. Cloud Air Show Executive members are attending the International Convention of Air Shows in Las Vegas Nevada this week to secure in-air and static performers and displays. They will also be participating in the many educational sessions to make the 2013 St. Cloud Air Show the best family event in the Midwest. 

The St. Cloud Air Show will be held at the St. Cloud Regional Airport on July 20 and 21, 2013 and is presented by the Central Minnesota Council  Boy Scouts. 

For more information about this and the other acts for the 2013 St. Cloud Air Show, please contact Jill Magelssen at 320-267-1577.

U.S. Navy Blue Angels stop in St. Cloud, Minnesota for Winter Visit

ST. CLOUD, MN (November 13, 2012) U.S. Navy Blue Angel representatives will visit St. Cloud Minnesota on Thursday, November 15, 2012 for their official winter visits. U.S. Navy Blue Angels #7 and #8 are scheduled to arrive in St. Cloud approximately 3:55 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, and will depart around noon on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from the St. Cloud Regional Airport.

The two U.S. Navy Blue Angel team members will meet with both St. Cloud and air show officials to discuss the upcoming 2013 air show layout and logistical needs, and begin planning for the July 2013 air show. Media is invited to attend to take video and photos of the Blue Angels' arrival. Shortly following the arrival of LT Ryan Chamberlain and LCDR Michael Cheng along with air show officials will hold a news conference. Media should report to the Army Aviation Support Facility #2 at 2185 45th Avenue SE, St. Cloud, Minnesota located just south of St. Cloud Regional Airport no later than 3:30 p.m. PLEASE CALL TRACY AT 320-290-2518 TO BE PLACED ON THE MEDIA LIST.

The Blue Angels performance at the 2013 St. Cloud Air Show will be the top performer for this event that is also a fundraiser for the Central Minnesota Council Boy Scouts. The official kick-off for the event will begin with a Pilot's Reception on Thursday, July 18, 2013, with the air show on Saturday, July 20, 2013 and Sunday, July 21, 2013.

"We are very excited to host the Blue Angels again. It's an honor and privilege to host this event and have the Blue Angels perform at it," said Dave Trehey, Director of the Central Minnesota Council Boy Scouts. "The winter visit is an outstanding way to introduce what is sure to be a fantastic air show this coming summer," said Jill Magelssen, Executive Director of St. Cloud Air Show. The Blue Angels are known for their precision formation flying and are a crowd favorite throughout the world.

More information regarding the 2013 St. Cloud Air Show will be released in the coming weeks. The learn more about the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, you may go online to


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