The Central Florida Air Fair was designated as the official Florida State Air Fair in 1976. Unfortunately it seems to have hit upon hard times and is no longer running.
According to Dave Apfelbaum of the Kissimmee Rotary Club, the fair's last year was 1994, only 18 years as an official state air fair. Seems a shame.
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The following information was excerpted from The 2012 Florida Statutes, Title 4, Chapter 15, Section 15.039.
Title IV EXECUTIVE BRANCH
CHAPTER 15 SECRETARY OF STATE
15.039 Official state air fair. - The Central Florida Air Fair is hereby designated as the official Florida state air fair.
History.-s. 1, ch. 76-45.
"The 2012 Florida Statutes." Online Sunshine. The State of Florida. Web. 27 Jun 2013.
Shearer, Benjamin F. and Barbara S. State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols: A Historical Guide Third Edition, Revised and Expanded. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 3 Sub edition, 2001.
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Air Show, by Treat Williams. 40 pages. Publisher: Disney-Hyperion (June 15, 2010) Reading level: Ages 3-7.
Filled with aircraft of all shapes and sizes, intricately illustrated gadgets, and lots of cool pilot-speak, this lofty adventure will appeal to aspiring pilots everywhere.
Air Shows, from The History Channel. Format: Color, NTSC, Language: English, Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.), Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1, Number of discs: 1, Rated: NR (Not Rated), Studio: A&E Home Video, DVD Release Date: June 24, 2008, Run Time: 50 minutes.
This program, from the History Channel series 'Modern Marvels', gives a detailed look at Air Shows, including aerobatics, the aircraft, and the aviation technology.