Black Diamonds Jet Team to Perform at Lehigh Valley Air Show in August
Black Diamonds Jet Team will Dazzle in the Sky
Lehigh Valley, PA– The Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA) has just announced that the Black Diamond Jet Team has been confirmed as the newest act slated to perform at the Sands Lehigh Valley Air Show, August 24 & 25 at the Lehigh Valley International Airport.
“We are extremely fortunate to have the Black Diamond Jet Team perform at the show,” said Charles Everett, Executive Director of the airport authority. “There are no US Military jet teams performing at air shows this year, so we are pleased to offer our air show attendees the thrills, excitement and precision of this show stopping jet team.”
The Black Diamond Jet Team is a four ship aerobatic civilian owned jet team based in Lakeland, Florida. Painted in a distinctive artic-camouflage paint scheme, the L-39 “Albatross” aircraft sparkle as they perform overhead. The L-39 is the most widely used high performance jet trainer in the world and serves in over 30 air forces across the globe. The Black Diamond Jet Team’s jammed packed performance will include precise maneuvers that are taught to military pilots around the world.
The Black Diamond Jet Team also has a local connection. Jared Isaacman, who flies the right wing position on the team, is the founder and CEO of Harbortouch (formerly United Bank Card, Inc), a leading national supplier of point of sale (POS) systems, credit card processing equipment and a full range of merchant services and is based in Allentown, PA. “Over the last three years, the pilots and crew of the Black Diamond Jet Team have had some of the greatest times of our lives performing in front of millions of people, and we couldn’t be happier about performing in front of our local, hometown fans here in Allentown,” said Isaacman.
The Sands Lehigh Valley Air Show is one of the few air shows taking place in Pennsylvania this year. In addition to a jet team, flight performances and sky diving demonstrations, there will also be static displays, exhibitors, food vendors, a classic car show and sponsored special events. Airshow gates will open at 9 AM, with performances from 12-4 PM.
Ticket prices are as follows: Adults $12 advanced sales/ $15 at the gate, Children (4-11) $6 advanced sales/ $8 at the gate, Military (active/retired with valid ID) $10 at the gate. Children under 4 are free. Advance tickets are available now at Sands & Co., all Wegmans locations, 26 local TopStar locations beginning Friday July 12, the Lehigh Valley International Airport Monday-Friday 8a-4p, and www.lehighvalleyairshow.com. The airshow entrance will be located on Race Street, just off Airport Road. Parking is permitted only in designated areas and will be offered free to airshow guests. For more info visit www.lehighvalleyairshow.com or www.facebook.com/flylvia.
Lehigh Valley International Airport is conveniently located near Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, Pennsylvania and is served by Allegiant Air, Delta, United, and US Airways with 9 nonstop destinations with connections to the world. LVIA serves a twelve county area with a population base of 3.6 million people. The Airport is easily accessible from communities in eastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey areas. For more information on LVIA, visit www.flylvia.com or www.facebook.com/flylvia.
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