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Airshow of the Cascades at Madras Airport wraps up with second day of fun on the ground, aerobatics in the sky

(Update: Adding video, comments from board member, Golden Knights team member)

MADRAS, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The Airshow of the Cascades just celebrated its 22nd anniversary in fine fashion. The show wrapped up on Saturday afternoon and also put on quite the festival at the Madras Airport. 

People were able to fill their day with a sunrise breakfast, food booths and vendors, a car show, live music, and of course the big air show.

 I asked Rick Allen, who is on the board of directors, about attendance. 

" Our attendance has gone up significantly this year. You know-- it's all good vibes. We expected more people," Allen said.

He explained how this year is different.

"This year, we're very fortunate. We have three national military acts. Normally, we would get one every two or three or even four -- you know, it takes years to get one. We actually have three this year." 

The three national acts consisted of the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team from North Carolina, the A-10 Warthog and the Navy Growlers from Whidbey Island -- the same base where the Top Gun Maverick planes came from. 

I spoke with a member of the Golden Knights, who talked about how it felt to be there.

Sergeant First Class Morgan George said, "We're all the way from North Carolina. We're happy to be here at Madras, Oregon. This is a great show -- it's a hometown feel. We get treated like family here."

Veterans and kids 5 and under got in for free. Airshow visitors also had free entry into the museum. 

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Kelsey McGee

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