Airshow to feature B-17 bomber

A fourth aerobatics act has been added to The Wings over Waukesha Air Show, as former US Air Force A-10 pilot Jim Leavelle will be performing in his T-6, along with Jim “Fang” Maroney Super Chipmunk aerobatics, Dave Dacy-Tony Kazian wingwalking, and Dr. Bill Blank Super Decathlon aerobatics.

The airshow, which will be held Aug. 25 and 26, at the Waukesha County Airport (UES) in Wisconsin, also will feature the Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” bomber from World War II, which will offer rides and tours.

Veterans who flew in the B-17 in World War II will be near the aircraft to offer their personal experiences and autographs for interested guests. A parachute performance team will kick off the show, the 1st Tactical Air Wing will demonstrate how aircraft are engaged in law enforcement, and a wide array of vintage and contemporary military and civilian aircraft will be in flight and on display to represent the centennial of aviation in Waukesha County.

“The B-17 is the cornerstone of this year’s airshow experience, and we have dozens of other aircraft representing the past 100 years of aviation, and they will be flying throughout the day and on display for a close-up view,” said Kurt Stanich, chairman of Wings over Waukesha. “We have a great variety of food and beverages available, and we encourage everyone to stay late Saturday evening to enjoy a live band and hot air balloon glow.”

Tickets to the event are $10 per person for adults, $5 for children ages 10–17, free of charge for children ages 9 and under. Advance tickets are now available at the discounted price of $7 per adult through the Wings over Waukesha website.

“Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on during the show, a camera and comfortable shoes so they can explore the grounds and enjoy the day with their families,” said Stanich. More suggestions on what to bring are available on the airshow website

Parking will be provided for $5 per car on the airport grounds and Waukesha Expo Center properties, and trams will run throughout the day to shuttle guests to the airshow entrance.

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