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Updated: 01/11/2018 08:30:04AM

Nonprofits reap benefits from air show

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Ken Rieder and Jon Thocker of Redline Airshows go inverted at the 2017 Florida International Air Show.

By GARY ROBERTS

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MURDOCK — In deeming the 2017 Florida International Air Show a financial success, event organizers also announced a major headliner for a future show.

Dana Carr, president and chairman-elect of the air show, said nearly $27,000 went to area charities that worked last October’s high-flying spectacle at Punta Gorda Airport. This amount roughly equaled the contribution from the 2016 event, which marked the return of the air show after a one-year hiatus due to the absence of a major sponsor.

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