Terre Haute Living August 2018 - Page 52

An Indianapolis-based distributing company is sponsoring the appearance of the world-fa- mous Budweiser Clydesdales at the Terre Haute Air Show in August at Terre Haute Regional Airport. The Budweiser Clydesdales, hitched to the famous red beer wagon, will be at the air show from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Aug. 18 and at 10 a.m. on Aug. 19. (Wikipedia) The pilots’ formations are choreographed to within inches — Werth acknowledges this, as well (“What seems risky is not really risky from the standpoint of how often it’s practiced,” he notes) — so, Foraker adds, “We know what to expect and we know almost immediately if something is not going as planned. We tell all performers (if some- thing goes wrong) don’t worry about telling us what’s happening. We know, and we’ll scramble the best CFR people in the business to help you.” Foraker concludes, “We hope that the variety and professionalism of our performers will be a show that folks in Terre Haute will talk about for a long time.” (Photo: Austen Leake) Werth isn’t quite so earnest, noting that some of his fellow stunt pilots disdain the term “stunt pilot,” but he’s decidedly not among them. “There are some hoity-toity people in our industry who get highly offended,” he admits. “If a 5-year-old — and I love performing for 5-year- olds — says, ‘He’s a stunt pilot,’ he doesn’t know that some pretentious guy wants to be called ‘an air-thrill professional.’ How about you get over yourself?” Sale Summer Used Book at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Saturday, July 28 – Monday, Aug. 6 Have you read a great book this summer? You still have time... Open Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat/Sun 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Contact us at 812-535-2947 or lindenleafgifts@spsmw.org LindenLeafGifts.com 52 Terre Haute Living • August 2018 tribstar.com/terrehauteliving