Mark Your Calendars -- It Sounds Like A Heck Of A Show....
ANN is told that the 26th Annual Wings Over Houston Airshow will
take flight Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24 at
Ellington Airport with 'thrilling aerial performances, aerobatics
and demonstrations' (but... ain't they all???). The United States
Air Force Thunderbirds will perform in the F-16C Fighting Falcon
Block 52 aircraft.
The 2010 Wings Over Houston Airshow features aerobatic
performances by Sean D. Tucker and Team Oracle, Julie Clark, Bill
Werth and Grayout Aerosports and John Klatt. The always-popular
Tora! Tora! Tora! will reenact the World War II airpower attack on
Pearl Harbor. Also returning will be a firepower demonstration with
Korea/Vietnam era aircraft, including the Huey helicopter, AD-4
Skyraider, O-2 Forward Air Command "Oscar Deuce" and AC-47 Spooky
Gunship. A new addition to this year's line up is the
Smoke-n-Thunder USO Jet Car, a 26-foot long rocket that never
leaves the ground. Its Westinghouse jet engine churns 10,000
horsepower and pumps about 6,000 pounds of thrust. When driver Bill
Braack cranks it, this jet car can hit a speed of 400 mph in eight
seconds. Military demonstrations include the C-17 Globemaster III,
AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter, U.S. Coast Guard HH65C Dauphine
Helicopter and U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet.
"Wings Over Houston Airshow strives to provide a wide range of
aviation entertainment and education by honoring aviation's rich
history in addition to celebrating new advancements in the field,"
said Bill Roach, executive director of Wings Over Houston Airshow.
"We greatly appreciate our loyal volunteers, sponsors and fans, as
the event could not be a success without each and every one of
Other highlights of the 2010 Wings Over Houston Airshow include
the "Legends & Heroes Autograph Tent" and 6th Cavalry
Historical Association Military vehicle display.
One of the top air shows in the United States in its category,
the Wings Over Houston Airshow attracts more than 80,000 festival
goers throughout Houston as well as from around the globe. The 2010
Airshow benefits the Wings Over Houston Airshow Scholarship
Program, Aviation Career Education Academy, Exchange Club of Sugar
Land, Westchase Rotary Club and the Commemorative Air Force
aircraft restoration and flying historical programs, in addition to
numerous other nonprofit organizations.