The 29th Annual Wings Over Houston Airshow takes flight Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27 at Ellington Airport with thrilling aerial performances, aerobatics and demonstrations.
This year's Wings Over Houston Airshow welcomes several vintage military demos including the U.S. Air Force's Heritage Flight, Korean War 60th Anniversary, B-29 Superfortress FIFI, B-24 Liberator Diamond Lil, D.A.V. "Doolittle Raider," T-33 Shooting Star and Mig 17F Fighter Jets Inc.
A returning favorite to the 2013 Wings Over Houston Airshow includes the always-popular Tora!Tora!Tora! reenactment of the World War II air power attack on Pearl Harbor
Other highlights include the "Legends & Heroes Autograph Tent", interactive NASA display, Dusty, the star of "Disney Planes," a children's area including a rock wall, a mechanical bull and exhilarating Aircraft M-4 simulator rides.
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Tickets for the 2012 Wings Over Houston Airshow are on sale now. Advance tickets purchased prior to August 1st are $17.50. Advance tickets purchased after August 1 are $20 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 through 11 and free for children 5 and under. Reserved "Prime-View" seats located at the "50-yard-line" are $45 and include reserved parking and an event program. Eagle Squadron Hospitality tickets are $125 and include reserved seating, catered food and beverages throughout the day, reserved parking, a souvenir cap, program and poster. Tickets can be purchased by visiting wingsoverhouston.com or by calling 888-4-FLYSHOW.
Parking at Ellington Airport is extremely limited so the complimentary bus transportation is recommended. Bus shuttles run from Bay Area Park and Ride (801 Bay Area Blvd), Fuqua Park and Ride (11755 Sabo Road) and South Point Park and Ride (12410 Kurland). Shuttles run from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., with the last shuttle inbound to Ellington Airport departing at 2:30 p.m. The shuttle service is free with proof of ticket purchase.
2012 Wings Over Houston Airshow sponsors include Bud Light, Texas Bay Area Credit Union, Bay Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, United Airlines, RE/MAX of Texas and Coca-Cola. Promotional and logistical support partners include 89.3 KSBJ, 100.3 KILT, Hot 95.7, Mix 96.5, Sports Radio 610, the Houston Aeros, Royal Purple Raceway, Kroger, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Greensheet, The Bay Area's wiredin.cc Talk of the Bay Online Magazine, and the cities of League City, Nassau Bay, Webster, and Houston Airport System.
About Wings Over Houston Airshow
Wings Over Houston Airshow is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community event produced by a volunteer effort of the Gulf Coast Wing and West Houston Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force, with support from the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston, Texas Legends Flying Museum, Vietnam War Flight Museum, Lewis Air Legends and Collings Foundation West. The Airshow is dedicated to showcasing vintage World War II aircraft, along with the thrills of modern aviation. One of the top air shows in the United States in its category, the Wings Over Houston Airshow attracts more than 85,000 festival goers throughout Houston as well as from around the globe. The 2012 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.
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