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AIRPORT DAYS NEW HOLSTEIN June 12, 13 and 14 ADMIT ONE DEDICATION - AIR SHOW
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New Holstein, Wisconsin, holds an airshow every year at the New Holstein Municipal Airport. In 1964, the airshow fell on the weekend of June 12th-14th. Sunday, the 14th, was the dedication of the community’s airport facility. This event was sponsored by Association of Commerce, the city of New Holstein, and the sales of booster buttons.

 On Friday, there was an information booth near the fire station which featured an appearance from Miss New Holstein. Friday was also reserved for retail sales promotion. Saturday’s events began at 1pm with a Thompson Flying Service Plane flying over head at an altitude of 10,000 feet. Skydivers jumped out of the plane and free-fell for upwards of 30 seconds before opening their parachutes at 2,500 feet that blossomed into canopies that land at a target in the center of the airport. Saturday night, there was a dedication banquet and ball. Sunday’s events began at 12:30 with band concert, followed swiftly by the dedication ceremonies at 1pm. The airshow opened at 2pm with a sky diving parachute jump holding the American flag. Sunday also featured the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Antique Aircraft Association as well as aircraft fly-ins from all over the state.

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