To be updated
Don’t forget to buy a Souvenir Program! — Great to get autographs!
Sold before and during the Airshow by local ROTC Cadets
**All displays and participating aircraft are subject to change**
Modern Aviation Displays
Spread throughout the Airshow is numerous static (non-flying during the show) displays of modern aircraft. Tour the inside of a massive cargo transport; examine various types of helicopters, training aircraft, experimental planes, and more! You can visit with the pilots and crew of the planes and maybe even grab an autograph or giveaway token.
**Aircraft participation pending at this time due to ongoing sequestration** (subject to operational needs as usual)
Warbird Ramp Displays
One section of our Airshow grounds is our Warbird Ramp, which will have dozens of historic World War II, Korean, and Vietnam era aircraft on display. You can take a tour inside or walk over the wing of some and get a close-up view. Visit the pilot and crew and maybe you can even sit in the pilot’s seat! Historians will give tours and short talks about many of the aircraft.
Please Note: The flying Warbird Ramp closes at approximately 11:30 a.m. each performance day so that these aircraft can “crank up” and fly in the show.
Legends & Heroes Autograph Tent
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Meet aviation and military legends and heroes at our Autograph Tent. Throughout the day, flying aces, decorated war-heroes, veterans and special guests will be present to sign autographs. Many of these living legends will also offer for sale copies of their autobiographies and other memorabilia. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet these heroes and hear their stories!
Commemorative Air Force
Visit the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Hangar 57 information booth and store. The CAF is proud to be the producer of the Wings Over Houston Airshow, and our Headquarters operation will be well represented at Hangar 57. The friendly staff and volunteers of the CAF will answer your questions, provide lots of information and literature, and can even sign you up as the newest member of the CAF!
The Houston Wing and the Gulf Coast Wing of the CAF (the two units that are the primary producers of this airshow) are located throughout the airshow grounds also selling CAF and aviation-related souvenirs. They operate the Official Airshow Store selling the official Wings Over Houston T-shirts, caps, and other collectible airshow merchandise at several satellite souvenir booths. Stop by and grab an official Wings Over Houston T-shirt or cap!
Lone Star Flight Museum
The Lone Star Flight Museum began as a private aircraft collection in June 1985. The acquisition of more aircraft quickly led to a search for a new home. In 1990, construction began at Galveston’s Scholes Field. They are beginning a new phase in their operations as they begin construction on an impressive new facility located at Ellington Airport.
Today the Museum displays over 40 historically significant aircraft and over 1500 artifacts that demonstrate the quantum leap in technology – from gliders to space – over the past century. The Museum’s flying collection of award winning aircraft annually logs more than 40,000 cross-country air miles to participate in flying displays and air shows. The Lone Star Flight Museum will participate with both flying and static displays during the Airshow.
Vietnam War Flight Museum
The Vietnam War Flight Museum was founded in 2002 by Houston aviator Rick Sharpe and is dedicated to educating the public about the service and sacrifice to the United States by the veterans of the Vietnam War. The collection has a Douglas A-1D Skyraider, Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter, MiG-15, MiG-17, MiG-21 and a Folland Gnat T.1, all of which are maintained in airworthy condition and are flown in airshows in the Texas/Louisiana area.
The static aircraft include a Grumman S-2 Tracker and the original prototype for the Cessna O-1/L-19 Bird Dog. The aircraft are displayed and maintained at the Vietnam War Flight Museum hangar located on Ellington Airport, Houston Texas.
National USA Forces Museum
The soldiers on the ground are remembered with display areas featuring military reenactor groups who bring their authentic World War II military vehicles, equipment and uniforms. See how the man in the trenches lived during World War II. The reenactors also take part in the Airshow providing ground activity during many of the battle recreations.
The 6th Cavalry Historical Association
Inspired by the colorful history of Patton’s “Household Cavalry” during WWII, the 6th Cavalry adopts the name the illustrious General George S.Patton bestowed upon the mechanized unit he organized to pierce into German occupied territory. Its primary mission — to scout out enemy activity and radio back with intelligence on enemy positions. We take great pride in acquiring, preserving and restoring examples of the very same military vehicles utilized by the original 6th Cavalry.
Motion Simulator Rides
A popular feature of the Airshow are the M-4 motion simulator rides which provide realistic views and sensations from inside modern aircraft such as the Thunderbirds, Blue Angels, Tuskeegee Airmen or one of many other high-performance thrills.
We don’t want to leave out the little ones and younger set who have their own area of special activities of carnival-style games and activities, such as inflatable slides and challenges, face painting and crafts for tots, rock-climbing wall, Power Jumper, and Water Wars. Activities are provided by outside vendors who may charge a separate fee to play.
What festival show wouldn’t be complete without lots of vendors who offer unique souvenir merchandise? Pose in a jet aircraft cockpit for a photo. Grab a set of authentic dog tags, that unique piece of artwork, a toy for the kids, a new set of earrings or an official Wings Over Houston Airshow t-shirt. There are many booths to shop!
Stop by the Commemorative Air Force booths for official shirts, caps, pins, dog tags, toys, and other collectible merchandise!
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