(This replica Japanese "Zero" is one of the many airplanes that participate in the reenactment of the attack on Pearl Harbor, aptly named "Tora! Tora! Tora!" Photo by Darla Tamulitis-La Vita Loco Photography, Copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved)
By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2010 TexSport Publications
HOUSTON, TEXAS (October 11, 2010) The 26th Annual Wings Over Houston Airshow will be returning to Ellington Field on October 23-24, 2010 with gamer opening at 8:00am.
Fans will be treated to static displays, civilian and military demonstrations and activities for the entire family.
Civilian demonstrations include Sean D. Tucker and Team Oracle, Julie Clark’s Chevron Mentor, John Klatt Airshows, Smoke-N-Thunder Jet Shows, the Korea/Vietnam War Air Power Performance, RE/MAX Skydive Team, and radio controlled aircraft demonstration.
In addition, there will be World War II air power reenactments including Tora! Tora! Tora!, an explosive recreation of the air attack on Pearl Harbor, and other famous battles.
The military demonstrations include the US Air Force Thunderbirds, which is the headline act of the show, a C-47 & C-17 Cargo Heritage Flight, the A-10 West Coast Demo Team.
In addition, the F-18C Hornet from the West Coast Demo Team VFA-125 Rough Riders and a C-130 Cargo drop by the 136th Airlift Wing will also be in attendance.
Static displays include interactive displays by NASA and the “Legends & Heroes Autograph Tent” where air show fans can meet and greet famous aviation heroes and air show performers.
An aircraft M-4 simulator will also be available to give attendees a chance to see what it is like to fly in a fighter aircraft and a children’s carnival area, with includes rock climbing walls, power jumpers and much more.
Tickets can be obtained by visiting the Wings Over Houston website at www.wingsoverhouston.com or by calling 713.266.4492.