Here at Addison, we spend an enormous amount of time and effort telling almost anyone who’ll listen that this is not just a place where planes takeoff and land, but that it’s also a pretty valuable piece of real estate … about 25% of the real estate that forms our town in fact. That means our stories should be pretty important to everyone because the airport helps keep local taxes low while providing hundreds of jobs and hence, millions of dollars in economic impact to the area.
If you’ve been a regular reader of this blog — and our thanks to the hundreds of you who are — you’ve probably heard all of this before though because our Economic Impact story is one of the key methods we use to make sure the community understands our value.
Oh ho hum! Sometimes talking business can become … well, a tad dull and boring no matter how important we think we are.
Luckily, every July 4th season Addison Airport becomes one of the most fun places in America. And that’s not just us talking. The Travel Channel calls Addison’s KaBoom Town Fireworks display one of the best around. The American Pyrotechnic Association – the organization that certifies our fireworks people – call Addison’s Kaboom Town one of the Top 10 fireworks displays in the entire United States as a matter of fact. Pretty impressive …
Of course for the hundreds of thousands of local Addison people who come out to watch KaBoom Town each year, you know there’s more to the show than just an exciting bunch of loud, colorful fireworks. KaBoom Town is about airplanes after all … dozens of them in all shapes and sizes and colors. All of them come together once a year to create another portion of the show — the airshow part — that everyone stays to watch as daylight turns to evening.
This year our friend Scott Slocum from AeroMedia Group outdid himself with a blend of spectacular airplanes and people shots … great color and yes, some astounding airplane noise. All of it together creates a truly unbelievable experience for anyone who calls themselves a true airplane geek and perhaps for even a few who still are not quite sure.
So sit back and spend the next 3 1/2 minutes with us reliving the best of Addison Airport’s Kaboom Town 2013.