The Fargo Airsho friends and family are mourning the loss of a great performer and friend. On Monday, March 24, we were stunned to learn accomplished pilot Jim “Fang” Maroney was lost to a fatal plane crash in Tennessee.
Maroney, a staple in the Fargo AirSho and former commander for the North Dakota Air National Guard, died in a crash late Sunday just south of Knoxville, Tenn., in the Cherokee National Forest. He was 59.
Jim Maroney, was a Casselton native who was living with his wife, Susan, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Hewas flying his signature show plane – a 1956 de Havilland “Super Chipmunk” – to a Florida air show when the crash happened.
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We are happy to announce that the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team will perform at the 2015 Fargo AirSho.
The Blue Angels will perform in Fargo on July 25 and 26, 2015. Fargo is one of 34 locations the team will perform at during the 2015 season.
What an amazing weekend it was. Fair weather, stunning aircraft, amazing flights, interactive static attractions and even a record setting Strong Man – we could not have asked for a better weekend.
A very sincere thank you goes out to all who attended. Because of you we are able to give back to so many non-profit and charitable organization throughout our communities.
We invite you to share your photos, videos and stories with us on our facebook page.
The United States Navy Blue Angels have named the Fargo AirSho the number one show for 2009. The announcement was made at the awards luncheon at the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) annual convention in Las Vegas. The award was accepted by Lt. Col. Mike DePree and Fargo AirSho co-chairs Darrol Schroeder and Dick Walstad. Lt. Col DePree (Dupy) is an officer with the North Dakota Air National Guard Happy Hooligans, and served as the liaison with the Blue Angels for their August 22-23 show in Fargo. Read more »