Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Houston Airshow
is back with more high-flying action and death-defying stunts. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels headline the show, and rumor has it that this is the last chance to see Fat Albert
, the C-130 Hercules, before it gets sidelined for the year. Also on deck is Tora! Tora! Tora!’s thrilling re-enactment of the attack on Pearl Harbor, plus famed aerobatic stunt pilot Sean Tucker. Precision and velocity are all part of the package for the sky-high show, with flying performances scheduled between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. On the ground, crowds can visit restored military vehicles circa 1942, cargo planes and flight simulators. A touching memory, the show coincides with the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, and highly decorated war veterans will be signing autographs and taking photos. Don Johnson, chairman of the air show’s board of directors, says, “It’s one of the most interesting community events. The pilots put on a great show. There is a lot of pyro and flames, and it highlights the principles on which our country is founded.”
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. October 22 and 23 (gates close at 3 p.m.). Ellington Airport, 510 Ellington Field. For information, call 713-266-4492 or visit wingsoverhouston.com
. Free to $150.
Join us for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team; 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor commemorative tribute; civilian acrobatic performances including Sean Tucker, Aeroshell Team, and Matt Younkin; reenactments by vintage CAF military aircraft; static displays of vintage and modern military aircraft; as well as numerous exhibits and activities for all ages. See website for performers, schedule, transportation options, ticket purchase options and more. www.wingsoverhouston.com. $30 general admission at the gate (buy early to save!)