Wings Over Dallas 2018

OCTOBER 26 – 28, 2018 at Dallas Executive Airport

Wings Over Dallas Daily Schedule

Friday, October 26, 2018

9 A.M. — Gates Open

9:30 A.M. – National Anthem

  • World War II Veterans Tent Opens
  • Family Fly Zone Opens
  • Rides Start

10 A.M. — Showcases Begin

No admittance to Airshow after 1 p.m. / Gates Close approx. 3 p.m.

 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

9 A.M. — Gates Open

  • World War II Veterans Tent Opens
  • Family Fly Zone Opens
  • Rides Start

10 A.M. — Showcases Begin

No admittance to Airshow after 3 p.m. / Gates Close approx. 5 p.m.

 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

9 A.M. — Gates Open

  • World War II Veterans Tent Opens
  • Family Fly Zone Opens
  • Rides Start

10 A.M. — Showcases Begin

No admittance to Airshow after 3 p.m. / Gates Close approx. 5 p.m.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Friday, October 26, 2018

9:00 a.m. | Gates Open To Public

10:00 a.m. | Opening Ceremony

Join us as we open the show with our national anthem and opening remarks.

10:05 a.m. | Hometown Heroes Showcase
Go back in time with Dallas area veterans as they discuss their war-time experiences and are reunited with the airplanes they built and flew. The City of Dallas played a vital role in the American war effort with many World War II veterans proud to call Dallas home.

11:00 a.m. | Tribute to D-Day Showcase

Nearly 75 years ago, the largest allied invasion, and single-most important moment in history, unfolded on the shores and skies over occupied France, known today as D-Day. Join David Hamilton, a World War II D-Day Pathfinder pilot, as he recalls the events that unfolded that day alongside the CAF’s C-47 That’s All, Brother, the lead aircraft in the paratrooper invasion of June 6, 1944.

1:15 p.m. | AeroShell Aerobatic Demonstration Team

The North American AT-6 “Texan” Trainer first flew 80 years ago and to celebrate this anniversary, Wings Over Dallas welcomes the AeroShell Aerobatic Team. AeroShell pilots Mark Henley, Steve Gustafson, Jimmy Fordham, and Bryan Regan are experienced award-winning pilots, enabling them to push these vintage aircraft to the limit, performing amazing tight formations and low passes in their T-6 aircraft. Be sure to watch for their signature diamond formation and vertical dives!

1:45 p.m. | CAF Airpower Demonstration.

Experience a visual history of America’s involvement in World War II through flight. Watch as the training aircraft of America’s daring aviators zip through the sky. Witness the evolution of American aircraft as they were outfitted with higher speeds and better armament to fight battles in the Pacific and European Theaters of War. Dozens of aircraft will fly in demonstration of America’s great Arsenal of Democracy in flight.

3:00 p.m. | Airshow Ends

Saturday, October 27, 2018 & Sunday, October 28, 2018

9:00 a.m. | Gates Open to the public

10:00 a.m. | Show Opening & National Anthem

Join us as we open the show with our national anthem performed by Micah Willis (Saturday) Ladies for Liberty (Sunday).

10:05 a.m. | Hometown Heroes Showcase

Go back in time with Dallas area veterans as they discuss their war-time experiences and are reunited with the airplanes they built and flew. The City of Dallas played a vital role in the American war effort with many World War II veterans proud to call Dallas home.

11:00 | Tribute to D-Day Showcase

Nearly 75 years ago the largest allied invasion in history unfolded on the shores and the skies over occupied France. The invasion of Normandy is one of the single most important moments in history. Join David Hamilton, a World War II Pathfinder pilot who participated in D-Day. He will explain the events that unfolded that day alongside the CAF’s C-47 That’s All, Brother, the lead aircraft in the paratrooper invasion of June 6, 1944.

Noon | American Armor & USO Show

Experience the explosive CAF Ground Forces Detachment, with support from area Living History teams, as they demonstrate some of America’s most iconic World War II equipment, from rifles to armored vehicles and artillery pieces! This crowd-favorite showcase will conclude with the singing group, Ladies for Liberty, performing patriotic songs in the style of the Andrews Sisters.

1:30 p.m. | American AirPower History Demonstration

Watch a visual history of America’s involvement in World War II through flight. Watch as the training aircraft of America’s daring aviators zip through the sky. Witness the evolution of American aircraft as they were outfitted with higher speeds and better armament to fight battles in the Pacific and European Theaters of War. Dozens of aircraft will fly in demonstration of America’s great Arsenal of Democracy in flight.

4:00 p.m. | Aeroshell Aerobatic Team

The North American AT-6 “Texan” Trainer first flew 80 years ago and to celebrate this anniversary, Wings Over Dallas welcomes the AeroShell Aerobatic Team. AeroShell pilots Mark Henley, Steve Gustafson, Jimmy Fordham, and Bryan Regan are experienced award-winning pilots, enabling them to push these vintage aircraft to the limit, performing amazing tight formations and low passes in their T-6 aircraft. Be sure to watch for their signature diamond formation and vertical dives!

4:30 p.m.| Paratrooper Jump

Fans of Band of Brothers will love this demonstration of an era-accurate World War II airborne paratrooper jump. Featuring the Liberty Jump Team and WWII Airborne Demonstration Team, watch as over 20 paratroopers jump out of several C-47 transport aircraft, just like they did in World War II.

5:00 p.m. | Airshow Ends

Note: This is an approximate show schedule. Schedule and appearances are subject to change without notice!

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