F-22 Raptor Demo Team
Back in Houston for the first time since 2012!
The F-22 Raptor’s combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities. The F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team performs precision aerial maneuvers at airshows across the world to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the world’s premier 5th generation fighter aircraft. The team also performs with the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation to showcase modern day fighter jets flying in formation with World War II, Korean, and Vietnam era aircraft.
Canadian Forces Snowbird Demonstration Team
The Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron are a Canadian icon comprised of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and National Defence Public Service employees.
Pilots, technicians (aviation, avionics, aircraft structure, supply), mobile support operators, resource management support clerks, an engineering officer, a logistics officer and a public affairs officer representing all three elements (Army, Navy and Air Force), work as a team to bring thrilling performances to the Canadian public. Serving as ambassadors of the CAF, the CF Snowbirds demonstrate the high level of skill, professionalism, teamwork, discipline and dedication inherent in the men and women of the CAF and they inspire the pursuit of excellence wherever they go in North America.
Navy Legacy Flight
About the Legacy Flight Program
The Legacy Flight program matches today’s frontline fighters with their predecessors in close flight maneuvers at air shows nationwide. USN F/A-18 ” Hornet” fighters, F/A-18G “Growler” Electronic Countermeasure aircraft, TA-45 Goshawk trainers and T-6 Texan II trainers fly on the wing of World War II, Korean and Vietnam era fighters.
US Air Force Heritage Flight — Aircraft T.B.D
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force (USAF), the Heritage Flight program was founded in 1997. Heritage Flight performances of current fighter/attack aircraft flying with World War II, Korea and Vietnam era fighters dramatically display USAF air power history and honor the brave men and women who have served, or are currently serving, in the USAF. In 2010, the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed to keep this popular program flying.
Debby Rihn-Harvey is a member of the Wings over Houston airshow board of directors and the winner of multiple world aerobatic championships. She is one of the highest ranked aerobatics competitors in the United States. In 2011, she won the Betty Skelton “First Lady of Aerobatics” Trophy with performances that made her the highest scoring female competitor for the thirteenth time.
Rihn-Harvey is also the longest standing member of the U.S. Unlimited Aerobatics Team, qualifying to represent the U.S. fifteen times in World Aerobatic Championships in North America and Europe. In world competition, Rihn-Harvey has been a Gold Medalist as well as holding many regional titles.
In recognition of her many accomplishments, she was inducted into the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame in 2003, the EAA Sport Aviation Hall of Fame in 2007, received the Lloyd P. Nolen Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010, and, in 2012, the International Ninety Nines Award of Achievement for Contributions to Aviation.
RE/MAX Skydive Team
The Official Open to Wings Over Houston 2020!
The RE/MAX Skydiving Team is delivering it’s show-stopping performance to thousands of Texans this fall at some of our region’s grandest outdoor event venues. This year, the team will officially open the 2020 Wings Over Houston Airshow, October 10 & 11, with a skydive choreographed to the National Anthem.
According to RE/MAX of Texas, between the four jumpers, they have more than 100 years of jump experience and more than 15,000 jumps. These experienced jumpers will leap from a plane at 4,500 feet and experience a 120mph free fall. You can easily find these jumpers in the air by looking for Texan and American flags flying down with them.
Phillips 66 Aerostars
The Phillips 66 Aerostars have been performing together, just a few feet from one another, wingtip to wingtip, at around 250 miles per hour for more than a decade. And they will be performing during the 2020 Wings Over Houston Airshow, October 10 & 11.
Flying their Extra 300L aircraft, the four-ship team performs breathtaking barrel rolls, graceful formation loops, and dramatic opposing maneuvers.
The Phillips 66 Aerostars seek to “inspire young people throughout our shows to get involved and get that fire for aviation careers burning again,” pilot Paul “Rocket” Hornick recently told the AOPA. “It’s a good time to be a pilot.”
Commemorative Air Force
Air Power Demonstration
Featuring famous battle reenactments with pyrotechnics simulating a near real experience.
Aircraft from Commemorative Air Force, Houston Wing-CAF, Tora! Tora! Tora!-CAF, Gulf Coast Wing-CAF, Lone Star Flight Museum, Texas Flying Legends Museum, Lewis Air Legends, Vietnam War Flight Museum and Collings Foundation.
138th Fighter Wing — Tulsa Air National Guard
The 138th Fighter Wing based at Ellington will open the show with a full afterburner take off as they depart on a training exercise.
Their mission statement: Maintain combat forces ready for mobilization, deployment and employment as needed to support national security objectives.
Shockwave Jet Truck
Shockwave Jet Truck returns to show off it’s awesome power!
Shockwave is a custom built race truck equipped with 3 huge J34-48 Pratt & Whitney Jet Engines originally out of the USA Navy T2 Buckeye. The combined horsepower is 36,000! These 3 Jet Engines make a total of 21,000 lbs of thrust which easily propels this truck to speeds over 350 mph while racing planes at air shows all over North America! Shockwave is not only the most powerful truck in the world, it also holds the record speed for Semi Trucks at 376 mph! As one of the most popular air show and drag racing exhibition vehicles in the world, the Shockwave performance is not something you will soon forget! This is truly an assault of all of your senses with huge flames coming out of the 3 after burning jet engines, fire shooting out of the smoke stacks, intense heat, deafening noise, and SPEED! Shockwave is owned by Darnell Racing Enterprises, Inc based in Springfield, MO and driven by Chris Darnell.