The Heart Of Texas Airshow will take to the skies over Waco, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 27 at Texas State Technical College airport.
Jets, helicopters, airplanes, warbirds, a wing walker, skydivers, radio control aircraft and more will be at the show. Flights will be available throughout the day in helicopters, airplanes, historic warbirds and biplanes.
Debby Standefer, President of The Heart Of Texas Airshow, states “we are very excited to return to Texas State Technical College and their incredible airport, previously known as James Connally AFB, and to show off the TSTC state of the art Aviation and Aerospace Division (they have a champion flight team of their own) as well as many of the departments and programs TSTC offers. Baylor University Aviation Sciences will be on hand and has signed its second year of sponsorship in the HOT Airshow. Waco is strongly focused on aviation with its own Aviation Business Alliance. Many of these businesses will be participating in the event and we are proud to be able to bring attention to, and support, aviation in Waco.”
The airshow honors the military. While the festival will commemorate those who have served and are serving in our military services throughout, opening ceremonies will include honor guards, fly-bys, skydivers and more, organizers promise. “With the easing of sequestration this year, we hope to have active military involvement on site,” Standefer added.
Headlining the performer lineup is the Trojan Phlyers Demo Team with its aerobatic routines demonstrating the cutting edge performance of the Trojan T28 warbird and the flying expertise acquired in formal military training.
The Cavanaugh Flight Museum out of Addison, Texas, is slated to bring a variety of historic aircraft and has rides available to the public.
Mike “Spanky” Gallaway, announcer for the famous Red Bull Air Races and other prestigious events, will have you jumping in excitement as he announces the show and he’s going to fly too.
Jan Collmer, co-founder of the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas and a veteran Navy fighter pilot, will fly his Extra 300L.
More performers are being added to the line-up, organizers noted.
For more information: HeartofTexasAirshow.com