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Celebration honoring Ernest A. Love, veterans set for Thursday

The Wings Out West Airshow is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Prescott Regional Airport, Ernest A. Love Field. (Les Stukenberg/Courier, file)

The Wings Out West Airshow is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Prescott Regional Airport, Ernest A. Love Field. (Les Stukenberg/Courier, file)

The City of Prescott, American Legion Post 6, and the Prescott Chamber of Commerce are hosting a celebration of the life and sacrifice of Ernest A. Love, and all veterans, with a reception at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Holiday Courtyard on Whiskey Row.

There will be live music, appetizers by El Gato Azul, and a cash bar with a special themed cocktail. World War I-period dress is encouraged.

Tickets are $30 for individuals or two for $50, and are available online at Prescott.org, or in person at the Grace Sparkes Activity Center, 824 E. Gurley St., Prescott. Proceeds go to the American Legion Post 6, Ernest A. Love Post.

The Holiday Courtyards is located at 150 S. Montezuma St.

More information about all events and activities honoring EA Love and Prescott’s World War I veterans, is available online at: www.Prescott-az.gov/EAL.

Wings Out West Airshow

When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Prescott Regional Airport, Ernest A. Love Field

Tickets: Admission and parking are free

What: The Wings Out West Airshow will open to the public at 9 a.m. with the aerial demonstration taking place from 10 a.m. to noon. Attendees should use the main airport entrance off of Highway 89. This year’s Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University event will be in collaboration with the City of Prescott and will also feature a tech fair, regional fly-in, and a variety of food vendors and concessions. Parking and viewing for ERAU students, staff and alumni will be on the ERAU Flight Line.

Who: Matt Chapman is recognized as an extraordinary aerobatic pilot. He began flying in 1984 and won only five slots on the U.S. Unlimited Men’s Aerobatic Team in 1996 and 1998. Chapman has won the prestigious International Aerobatic Club Championships in 1994 and the Fond du Lac Cup in 1995. Other flyers who may be in attendance include Bill Stein, Rob Holland, Steven Bennett, Cindy Irish, Gary Rower and the Immortal Red Baron.

Social media: Check The Daily Courier Facebook page at @DailyCourier for live video of the event, and for more information, visit dCourier.com.

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