Another Year Of Aerial Thrills From Wings Over Houston
The 27th Annual Wings Over Houston Airshow took to the air over the weekend at Ellington Field with aerial performances, aerobatics and demonstrations.
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds gave audiences an aerial ballet of high-speed jet flight featuring dozens of formation passes.
There were many new additions to this year’s Wings Over Houston as well as returning favorites! Not to mention everyone lucked out with perfect weather!
Making its first appearance at the Wings Over Houston Airshow, the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft, F-22 Raptor, took to the skies with its aerial performance that was not to be missed! Also new this year, the Red Bull Motorsports Team of Kirby Chambliss, in his Zivko Edge 540, and Chuck Aaron, the only civilian pilot to be licensed in the U.S. to perform helicopter aerobatics.
Returning favorites included the always-popular Tora!Tora!Tora! reenactment of the World War II air attack on Pearl Harbor. Also returning was the Korea / Vietnam era aircraft with a firepower demonstration, including the Huey helicopter, AD-4 Skyraider, O-2 Forward Air Command “Oscar Duece” and AC-47 Spooky Gunship.
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress “FIFI” returned in a rare showing as it is the only flying B-29 remaining.