You could say that flying was always in Bryan Prevost’s blood. That’s because his father and grandfather were both pilots.
‘I kind of grew up around it. I loved going to air shows. The best part of it for me growing up was my dad taking me to air shows up in the area,” says Prevost.
So in 2002, Prevost decided he’d like to coordinate his own air show. And in 2004, that dream became reality.
Prevost brought what he describes as aerial ballet to the Sidney area.
This year’s show will feature the Snowbirds. A nine-plane Canadian forces demonstration team.
“You will not find any better performers than what you’re going to see in Sidney, Montana,” says Prevost.
But the show will also be special for another reason.
“This year’s air show in memoriam or honoring Phil Petrik who had the Richland Aviation flying service here. And just before our last air show in 2013, he got really sick with cancer and passed away shortly thereafter. So that’s why we’re having it as a memory of Phil” says Raleigh Peck, Wings of Freedom air show task member.
This aerial ballet will honor a past pilot and potentially inspire the next generation of pilots, as Prevost was inspired all those years ago.
The air show takes place on September 24th and September 25th. Tickets can be purchased at the Sidney Chamber of Commerce, Richland Aviation, Yellowstone Bank, or the Wings of Freedom Facebook page.