WACO, Texas — The Heart Of Texas Airshow returns this Saturday, Sept. 27, to Texas State Technical College Airport.
The Heart Of Texas Airshow promises jets, helicopters, airplanes, warbirds, skydivers, radio control aircraft and more in the sky and on terra firma. Flights will be available throughout the day to the public in helicopters, airplanes, historic warbirds and biplanes. Young Eagles flights will be offered in the morning.
Debby Standefer, president of The Heart Of Texas Airshow, states “we are very exited to return to Texas State Technical College and their incredible airport, previously 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 exhibits by many of the departments and programs TSTC offers. Baylor University Aviation Sciences will also be on hand and has signed its second year of sponsorship in the HOT Airshow. We are proud to be able to bring attention to, and support, aviation in the Waco region.”
The airshow honors the military. Major General Kenneth Wisian, Deputy Adjutant General and Air Commander of the Texas Air National Guard, will serve as air marshal. Opening Ceremonies at the start of the air show will include the AFRTOC color guard, fly-bys, skydivers and more. The Air National Guard brings interactive hands-on exhibit where you can experience a day in the Air Guard. The Air Force returns with its Command Center Alpha exhibit and its F-16 and new this year a Vietnam re-enactment group.
New this year is Tommy Williams flying the P-51 Mustang in an aerobatic performance. Also performing will be the MiG17 flown by Randy Ball, the Trojan Phlyers Demo Team, Justin Lewis in the world’s smallest jet, the nine ship Falcon Flight formation team, Kate Kyer, Andrew Wright, Chet Kuhn, Curt Richmond and more.
The Commemorative Air Force brings 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 announce the show and he’s going to fly too.
“Airshows have a tremendous impact on the public, the sponsors and the economy with the ability to reach all demographics and cross all lifestyles. We will provide strong economic generation to the Waco area that will grow through the years,” Standefer said. “The attendance this event garners not only locally, but from spectators throughout the state and from Dallas to Houston, gives us the ability to reach a wide range of people and to showcase TSTC and the city of Waco while at the same time becoming an important revenue source for the city through lodging, retail and food sales in town through the weekend. Donations will be made to the TSTC Foundation for scholarships, the Veterans Airlift Command and volunteering non-profits.”
For more information: HeartofTexasAirshow