Wings Over Houston Airshow
The 34th Annual Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Wings Over Houston Airshow takes place Oct. 20-21, at Ellington Airport. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels, led by Commander Eric Doyle, returns to Houston for the Airshow.
Produced by the Commemorative Air Force, the non-profit airshow is shaping up with several performances including:
- That’s All, Brother, a recently restored C-47 aircraft which transported paratroopers in the D-Day invasion in Europe 74 years ago, is making its CAF Wings Over Houston debut. The historic plane will be on static display for fans to see. Tours for a nominal fee will help the CAF raise money to send That’s All, Brother and her crew to France next year as part of a contingent of C-47s and other aircraft flying to Europe to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
- Jack Links Screamin’ Sasquatch Jet Waco, a 1929 Taperwing Waco bi-plane outfitted with a jet engine flown, will be flown by veteran aerobatic pilot John Klatt. Jack Links also is a sponsor of Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster relief organization which has done extensive Hurricane Harvey relief work in the Houston area.
- The world’s leading civilian airshow performer, Sean D. Tucker with Team Oracle, returns for his last season as a solo performer.
- La Porte resident Deborah Rihn-Harvey, world aerobatic champion and one of the highest ranked competitors in the country, with perform her breath-taking show.
- The U.S. Air Force will demonstrate the amazing capabilities of the F-16 Viper, a single-seat, multi-mission fighter that can fly over Mach 2 and the ability to switch from an air-to-ground to an air-to-air role at the touch of a button.
- The U.S. Air Force will showcase a Heritage Flight formation with aircraft to be determined later.
- Fan favorite, Tora! Tora! Tora! returns again to wow fans with their explosive reenactment of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
- The RE/MAX Skydiving Team will open the show with a performance choreographed to the national anthem.
- The U.S. Coast Guard will demonstrate rescue routines, having provided an all-weather 24/7 search and rescue capability to the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast since 1963.
The show also will feature a massive display of aircraft on the ground which fans can see up close and meet with their pilots and crews. Other ground activities include the appearance of military veterans who will meet fans and sign autographs in the Legends and Heroes Autograph Tent.
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