News and Events

December 10, 2016

We are proud to announce we will headline the U.S. Navy Blue Angels in their first performance in Waco, TX in over 30 years April 7-8, 2018 at TSTC Waco Airport.

 
March 30, 2016

Take to the Skies AirFest takes place April 16, 2016 at Durant Regional Airport and is presented by the Choctaw Casino Resort. Returning for the 4th year, new this year is the participation of our US Military with static displays and the FlashFire Jet Truck along with a spectacular line up of edge of your seat air show performers. Activities for all ages include Choctaw Nation Cultural activities, kids area, food, exhibits, vendors and fun for the whole family.  Visit www.taketotheskiesairfest.com A D&D Marketing Concepts production.

 
December 9, 2014

The Heart Of Texas Airshow, held at TSTC in Waco, Texas, is proud to announce we will host the US Air Force Thunderbirds in their first Texas appearance for 2015, only performance in North Texas for the year and first appearance in Waco and Central Texas in 14 years.  Join us June 6 and 7 at the TSTC Waco Airport (KCNW)! A stellar D&D Marketing Concepts Inc. event.

 
September 14, 2014

Take to the Skies AirFest announces its 2015 date as April 25.  This is the premiere air show in Oklahoma!

 
January 2, 2014

The dates are set for the Heart Of Texas Airshow at TSTC Campus airport in Waco, Texas for September 27, 2014!

 
November 2013

 D&D Marketing Concepts Inc. announces the 2014 date for the Durant, Oklahoma Take to the Skies AirFest airshow will be March 29, 2014.

 
November 2013

   D&D Marketing Concepts will represent Red Bull Air Race pilot Kirby Chambliss in the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship.

 
May 3, 2013

D&D Marketing Concepts Inc. is excited to announce star performer Kirby Chambliss, 2 time Red Bull Air Race Champion, 5 time National Aerobatics Champion and ranked top 15 Aerobatic pilots in the country for THE Heart of Texas Airshow at TSTC in Waco, Texas.

 
May 1, 2013

D&D Marketing Concepts Inc. announces the Trojan Phlyers Demo Team as a headline performance team for THE Heart of Texas Airshow at TSTC in Waco, Texas.

 
April 30, 2013

D&D Marketing Concepts Inc. is proud to announce it's newest Airshow, THE Heart of Texas Airshow at TSTC in Waco, Texas, Saturday September 28, 2013.  We are thrilled to promote TSTC, it's Aviation and Aerospace Division and all of the great curiculum the college has.

 
April 28, 2013

Take to the Skies AirFest in Durant was a resounding success with record crowds and participation by the Choctaw Nation.

 
January 8, 2013

Take to the Skies AirFest announces new location in Durant, Oklahoma and new date of April 27, 2013!

 
December 10-14, 2012

We attended the International Council of Airshows Convention on behalf of the Trojan Phlyers Demo Team.  ICAS is the largest gathering of Air Show professionals in the world!

 
December 7, 2012


Trojan Phlyers Demo Video
The Trojan Phlyers Demo Team debut their new Promotional Video.
Click on the link to view and turn up the sound!

 
December 5, 2012

The Rocky Mountain Airshow moves up a week in 2013 with new dates of August 16-18.

 
August 28, 2012

The Rocky Mountain Airshow and the new Rocky Mountain BalloonFest proved it was the Premier Aviation Event on the Rocky Mountain Front Range of Colorado with three days of in the air and on the ground excitement and entertainment including the F-22 Raptor, Kirby Chambliss, the Trojan Phlyer Demo team and a myriad of internationally known performers.  All attendance records were broken this year.

 
May 28, 2012

  Take to the Skies AirFest debuts at Mesquite Metro Airport with two days of Air Show entertainment!

 
March 15, 2012

D&D Marketing Concepts is proud to announce our newest Aviation Festival.  Take to the Skies AirFest at Mesquite Metro Airport, Mesquite, Texas May 26-27, 2012.

 
March 15, 2012

D&D Marketing Concepts is proud to announce the newest Balloon Festival in Denver, the Rocky Mountain Balloon Fest in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain AirShow.  Rocky Mtn Metro Airport, Broomfield, Colorado.  August 24-26, 2012.

 
March 1, 2012

 Earl Klugh's Weekend of Jazz at the Broadmoor takes place April 12-14.  D&D Marketing Concepts Inc and Weekend of Jazz are proud to welcome Kuni Lexus of Colorado Springs and Hertz as sponsors of this 5 star event. 

 
February 10, 2012

 Debby Standefer appointed as Lindstrand Balloon dealer

 
January 20, 2012

 CEO Debby Standefer is appointed by the FAA as FAASTeam (FAA Safety Team) Lighter-Than-Air Representative.  Safer skies through education.

 
December 4-7, 2011

We attended the International Council of Air Shows convention on behalf of the Trojan Phlyers.  ICAS is the largest gathering of Air Show professionals in the world.

 
November 20, 2011

Gentle Winds Ballooning division will now offer complete ground and flight training through 61 and 141 training options, as well as passenger flights in the Denver/Colorado Springs area.

 
October 1, 2011

CEO Debby Standefer is elected as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Balloon Federation of America.

 
July 26, 2011

The DFW Summer Balloon Classic & AirFest was a great success. What a great festival of aviation!  We were proud to host every TV network in Dallas/Ft Worth throughout the event and received coverage in national press including Air & Space Smithsonian, New York Times and Southern Living Magazine. 

 
December 10, 2010

The Dates are set for 2011 DFW Summer Balloon Classic & AirFest:  July 22-24

 
December 5-8, 2010

 We attended the International Council of Air Shows convention with the Trojan Phlyers.  ICAS is the largest gathering of Air Show professionals in the world!

 
October 2010

  CEO Debby Standefer is elected to the Balloon Federation of America board as Southwest Region Director.

 
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