HOUSTON — The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return to Houston for the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) 30th Annual Wings Over Houston Airshow, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1-2, at Ellington Airport.
Produced by the Commemorative Air Force, the non-profit airshow also will feature a tribute to Vietnam War veterans with a flight demonstration of aircraft from that era, as well as a display of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall during the show and open to the public free on Friday, Oct. 31, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Other highlights include static displays and performances of vintage warplanes, modern military aircraft including the huge Boeing B-52 Stratofortress and WC-130 “Hurricane Hunter,” civilian acrobatic pilots, and numerous exhibits and activities.
Continuous show updates and ticket information are available at WingsOverHouston.com.
“We’re thrilled the U.S. Navy Blue Angels are returning to help us celebrate 30 years of an airshow that has become a family tradition and brings fans from all over the United States and the world to Houston,” said Bill Roach, airshow director. “It’s amazing how much this volunteer-produced show has grown over the past 30 years in number of performers, exhibits and activities that bring history to life. Our Vietnam War Veterans Tribute and Demonstration will be a highlight this year, and we’re honored to host the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall. We’ve put together a thrilling and fully-packed show lineup to showcase amazing aircraft and pilots, present stimulating exhibits and activities, and presentations that honor our military veterans and active-duty service men and women. Fans should check our website closer to show weekend for updates on all of our performers and activities. We also have received generous support from sponsors, but we do welcome more sponsorship support.”
“We also have a very special tradition at Wings Over Houston Airshow that we call the ‘Special Show,’ which is for lifetime physically challenged young people,” said Roach. “We hold the show on the Friday before airshow weekend for about 5,000 people. The Special Show, which is generously sponsored by the Hugh W. O’Donnell family, is the largest field trip for physically challenged students in this area.”