Air Show Helps Kids

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As air shows go, it's a big one -- but then so are the hearts of the organizers. Van Nuys Airport's Aviation Expo 2003 raised $101,000 for more than 20 local nonprofit youth and service organizations. Nature played a role by turning down the Southern California heat to attract more than 385,000 people over two days. The crowds were treated to a massive static display that included, along with the military, vintage and commercial aircraft, a full-scale replica of the Wright Flyer. There were also numerous aerobatic, military and vintage flying displays.