Quad Cities – The Quad City Air Show is nationally ranked as one of the top three air shows in the country! All of the action flies on June 26-27, 2010, from the Davenport Municipal Airport, just off I-80 at Exit 295. This year the 24th annual air show features the stunning Pearl Harbor reenactment Tora Tora Tora, as well as the USAF Strike Eagle Demo Team, and U.S. Navy Hornet West Coast Demo Team.On Saturday and Sunday, the gates open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. The flying begins around 11:30 a.m. each day. Dawn patrol flying starts at 9 a.m.Also, see the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs parachute team, barnstorming acrobatics, wingwalkers, helicopter acro routines, the world’s only jet glider, the Air National Guard, and other military aircraft and equipment. No air show would be complete without the awe and majesty of the World War II historical aircraft displays that have been a part of this air show for 20 years. The Quad City Air Show is world-renowned for featuring the very best in aerial entertainment, classic warbirds, current and high powered military demonstrations, and dynamic ground displays.For more information or to reserve seating, contact the Quad City Air Show at 563-322-7469 or visit their website at quadcityairshow.com. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the gate for adults; children age 6-10 are $5; and children 5 years and under are free with a paid adult. Parking is $4 in advance; $5 at the gate. There is also a carload pass for $30 if purchased before June 1.Kick off the weekend on Friday night, June 25, with Tributefest—Monsters of Tribute Rock in downtown Moline, Illinois, starting at 5 pm featuring the nation’s top cover bands performing the music of the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, AC/DC, and Bon Jovi on an outdoor stage. Admission only $10. For a complete schedule of events and additional information, visit qctributefest.com. The Quad Cities is celebrating flight with a community-wide partnership that will take you on a fun, educational and history-filled aviation adventure with additional flight exhibits, an IMAX film, and a chance to win a $500 AirTran Airways Travel Voucher. While punch cards will not be validated at the Quad City Air Show, air show ticket holders can show their tickets at all other venues below to receive their punch. When three punches have been collected, participants may drop entries into the entry boxes located at any of the above participating venues for inclusion in the drawing. All punch cards must be dropped in an entry box by July 2, 2010, to be eligible. The drawing will take place on July 9, 2010. For more information go to quadcityarts.com, visitquadcities.com, putnam.org, qcairport.com, or quadcityairshow.com and look for the special aviation link.Simply pick up a Punch Card/entry form at any one of these participating venues:Quad City International Airport, Visitor Services desk, 2200 69th Ave., Moline, IL.Putnam Museum & IMAX Theater, 1717 W. 12th Street, Davenport, IA. Quad City Arts, 1715 2nd Avenue, Rock Island, IL. Union Station Visitor Center, 102 S. Harrison Street, Davenport, IA. Quad Cities Gifts & Souvenirs, 1601 River Drive, Suite 110, Moline, IL.Mississippi Valley Welcome Center, 900 Eagle Ridge Road, LeClaire, IA.For information on the Quad Cities, contact the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-747-7800 or visit their website at visitquadcities.com. The Quad Cities is located on the Mississippi River and is made up of the riverfront cities of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois. The area is just a 2-½ hour drive from Des Moines, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. It is easily accessible via I-80, I-74, I-88 and several major state highways.# # #Quad City Air Show Media Contact: Ken Hopper, 563-322-7469 or Media Contact: Stephani Nagle, 309-277-1332 or & Media Trips: For High-res photos or for information about media tours, please contact Jessica Waytenick at the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-747-7800 Ext. 103 or .