There is something for everyone to enjoy this year at the Best Warbird Show in America! AIRSHO will feature a Super Saturday Show - 7 hours of day to night entertainment! Saturday's show begins at 1 p.m. and features the high-flying aerobatic demonstrations of Aeroshell Aerobatic Team and Julie Clark in the T-34 Mentor, plus the Indy Boys' jet-powered school bus and exploding outhouse! To add to the show, the living history reenactors will be on the field while CAF's TORA TORA TORA and warbirds including P-51 Mustangs and the B-29 FIFI perform.
The Aeroshell Aerobatic Team will take to the West Texas skies in their North American AT-6 Texans performing death-defying aerobatic stunts in perfect unison. Visitors who like smoke and noise are sure to enjoy this act! The Jet School Bus, another act that shouldn't be missed, will entertain kids young and old as it roars down the runway trailed by 80-foot flames at speeds up to 367 mph only to be stopped by a parachute. Guests will be mesmerized by Julie Clark as she performs graceful aerobatics in her T-34 Mentor. All three performers will take their acts from day to night as they light up the skies for the AIRSHO Night Show.
**Aircraft attending and flying subject to change, due to weather, maintenance or other issues.
"AIRSHO 2012 continues to raise the bar! In addition to our amazing performers, we will have some of the most famous World War II and Modern Military Aircraft on display" said AIRSHO Chairperson Gena Linebarger. "Aside from watching the show, there are plenty of interactive, fun things to do at AIRSHO. Visitors can purchase once in a lifetime rides in select aircraft, kids can enjoy the new aviation-themed kid's play area complete with inflated bouncers and aircraft flight simulators and the CAF Airpower Museum will be open free of charge all weekend."
Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Purchase advance tickets online now at www.airsho.org. Tickets sold at the gate will be $20 for adults and $5 for children. Children age five and under enter for FREE. Parking is an additional $5 per vehicle, with partial proceeds benefiting the local Boy Scouts of America.
"We are very pleased to once again welcome Western National Bank as AIRSHO's Presenting Sponsor," said CAF President/CEO Stephan Brown. "With their continued support, the CAF is able to keep AIRSHO ticket prices affordable and bring incredible, family-friendly entertainment to the Permian Basin."
On Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14, the CAF AIRSHO gates will open to the public at 8:30 a.m. to give attendees plenty of time to view the static aircraft before the flying begins. CAF AIRSHO is proud to bring the historic warbirds of the CAF fleet along with modern military aircraft to the public. Advance tickets available at local Western National Bank, Domino's Pizza and FINA 7-Eleven locations and online at www.airsho.org.
In 1957, a small group of ex-service pilots pooled their money to purchase a P-51 Mustang, beginning what is now called the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). With the addition of a pair of F8F Bearcats, the CAF became the founders of the Warbird Movement, an effort to preserve and honor our military history with the rallying cry to "Keep 'Em Flying!" Now, 55 years later, the CAF is the premier Warbird organization, operating 156 vintage aircraft in Honor of American Military Aviation. A non-profit educational association, the CAF has more than 9,000 members and its fleet of historic aircraft is distributed to 73 units located in 27 states for care and operation. For more information, visit www.airsho.org, www.commemorativeairforce.org or call (432) 563-1000.
Tickets are available at local 7-11, Western National Bank and Domino's Pizza locations.
Performances from AeroShell Aerobatic Team, Jet School Bus, Juslie Clark's T-34 American Aerobatics