Dixon Evening Telegraph, Dixon July 20, 1938
With A ir Show Here Sunday i Lee County Voiture 409 41) <V 8. American Legion are exix-cting a laige number of planes to be present present at tire air show on next Sundav afternoon, according to anuouno ment made todaj b\ Chairman Joe Tusha, General Chairman m charge of the event Captain I)a vis of the Franco-Ameru-an An Aces, who has beep m charm o! » group of stunt pilots who have staged a thjulhng exhibition for Un people of the communitv the past two years, is again in charge ol this years show and has promised t>. make it even largei and more thrilling than I hr last two years. Captain Davis has developed a number of “ground act which are death defying and in order to witness witness this type ol act» It will be necessary to be on the air port field, a.s such acts cannot be seen at it distance. Replies have been received from a number ol the mr pilots and flyers witlun living beta beta nee from Dixon assuring the committee that they will be here to take part m the program. Charlie Zmucia the paiachute jumper, who is pictured above trom Ionia, Michigan, will be oik of the performers with the Franco-American Franco-American troup which will be seen a* ihe Dixon airport next Sunday at ternoon, Zmuda is one o' -c country s most famous paiachute jumpers and will do a delayed jump from a high altitude to thrill the crowd a! the air meet Perm is ston for this delayed jump has ju ' iten received from the Aeronautic Commission and vrrv tew jumps of this kind have cent months. been made in re at present Li secure pernns- C plain Davis it it > I rv ing to > from the District Aeronautic (»De un permission to use n Bit Wu-- Jump which wa- ope ol the mam features ol last years pro- 1 an but winch, like Ihe delayed h <iat liute jump, has not been used in recent months, Captain Davis arrived yesterday with two planes and with him were George Starr, one ol his co pilots, and the above pictured Charlie 'Unuda Both Pilot Starr and Zmuda Will i>(- in Dixon lor the balance of the week and Captain Davis will return on Thui day. All three will a »ist in aerial advertising advertising of the show not onl.v over Dixon but also in surrounding town; I'he latter part of the week Pilot» Leon Witt and Ernie Conran v,ho are with the Franco-American Franco-American fh*-i will bring two more p'anes to Dixon and be here lor the »how on Sunday. One ol the new feature» added by Captain Davis this year is Malm Malm Debreoze who jumps from a plane at an altitude of 1000 feet apd lmht.* without the aid of a parachute This act alone will be a thrill for everyone attending the show. an<i it i stated that more will be said about this act through future write ,p jn the Telegraph.