11900 Galveston Rd.
8:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013
8:00 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013
29th Annual Wings Over Houston Airshow to Take Flight Oct. 26-27 at Ellington Airport
Vintage warplanes, a special Korean War 60th anniversary tribute, a flight performance by the star of Disney’s “Planes,” the world’s only flying B-29 Superfortress, and world-class aerobatic performers are among the highlights of the 29th Annual Wings Over Houston Airshow, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26-27, at Ellington Airport. Wings Over Houston Airshow is a non-profit event produced by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). Continuous show updates and ticket information are available at www.wingsoverhouston.com.
Korean War veterans, a terrific Disney “Planes” show, amazing aerobatic performances and significantly expanded activities for children. At Wings Over Houston, history comes to life with authentic aircraft demonstrations and re-enactments that honor our military veterans and active-duty service men and women.”
Civilian flight demonstrations will include aerial acrobatics by Michael Goulian in the EXTRA 330SC, the world’s most high-performance aerobatic airplane. Matt Younkin will perform in a Twin Beech 18, a 70-year homecoming for his plane that was among others built and assigned for pilot training during World War II at then-called Ellington Field.
Vintage military flight demonstrations will include a special 60th Anniversary Korean War Tribute presentation; pilot Randy Ball’s performance in a MiG-17F fighter jet; FIFI, the world’s only flying B-29 Superfortress; the B-24/LB-30 Diamond Lil, one of only two flying “Liberator” bombers; as well as the C-45 Expeditor, Bucket of Bolts. Other flight demonstrations include the Disabled American Veterans’ B-25, Special Delivery, a Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star, and U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight showcasing planes from different eras. TORA TORA TORA also returns to the show with its dramatic re-creation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that signaled the beginning of American involvement in World War II.
Saturday, October 26
Gates Open 8:00 a.m.
Sunday, October 27
Gates Open 8:00 a.m.