The Heart Of Texas Airshow debuts Saturday

WACO, Texas — The Heart of Texas Airshow will make its debut Saturday, Sept. 28, at Texas State Technical College Waco Airport (CNW), featuring aerobatic performances, jet cars, warbirds, pyrotechnics and more.

The first airshow to take place in Waco in seven years, The Heart of Texas Airshow includes appearances by Justin Lewis and his FLS Microjet, the world’s smallest jet, like that seen in the James Bond movie; Michael Kennedy’s pre-World War II Vultee BT-13 Valiant; a variety of aircraft from the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, including a P-51 Mustang, T-6, PT-19 and helicopter, as well as the B-25 Bomber “Devil Dog” and the Douglas C47 “Bluebonnet Belle.”

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Headlining the performer lineup is Kirby Chambliss, two-time Red Bull Air Race Champion, world and national aerobatic champion, ranked in the top 15 aerobatic pilots in the country.

The Trojan Phlyers Demo Team also will perform. Piloted by decorated combat veteran pilots, the team performs precision close formation aerobatic routines demonstrating the cutting edge performance of the Trojan T28 warbird and the flying expertise acquired in formal military training.

Other performers include Kate Kyer, Jan Collmer, Andrew Wright, Chet Kuhn (fresh from competing in this week’s US Nationals Aerobatic Championships), Flight of the Phoenix Escadrille, Texas Twisters, and the Falcon Flight eight-ship RV formation team.

Event hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with Opening Ceremonies at 1:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults; $10 for kids 6-12 seniors 65+ or military with ID; 5 and under are free.

Donations will be made to the TSTC Foundation for scholarships, the Veterans Airlift Command and volunteering non-profits, organizers note.

For more information: HeartOfTexasAirshow

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