Wings Over Dallas 2018

OCTOBER 26 – 28, 2018 at Dallas Executive Airport

Wings Over Dallas Daily Schedule

Show Schedule-

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


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. — Hometown Heroes

Featuring the B-17 Texas Raiders and World War II B-17 pilot John Luckadoo. 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 a.m. — Normandy Showcase

Spotlighting the C-47 That’s All, Brother, and World War II C-47 pilot Dave Hamilton. This showcase will also include a parachute drop featuring jumpers using authentic World War II equipment. 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. – 2:30 p.m. Airshow
  • The AeroShell Aerobatic Team, watch as this world-renowned four airplane team flies their unique brand of close formation aerobatics. Plenty of smoke and noise!
  • Mustang Round Up, showcasing the North American P-51 Mustangs
  • Invader Invasion featuring the A-26 Invader which saw action in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

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


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

9 a.m. — Gates Open
  • World War II Veterans Tent Opens
  • Family Fly Zone Opens
  • Rides Start
10 a.m. —Show Begins

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

10 a.m.Hometown Heroes

Featuring the B-17 Texas Raiders and World War II B-17 pilots John Luckadoo and Robert Tanner. 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 a.m. — Normandy Showcase

Spotlighting the C-47 That’s All, Brother, and World War II C-47 pilot Dave Hamilton. This showcase will also include a parachute drop featuring jumpers using authentic World War II equipment. 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.

Noon  American Armor and USO Show

Featuring some of the weapons of World War II from rifles to howitzers and a Sherman Tank. 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. – 4 p.m.CAF American 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.

  • “T-6 Parade” The North American T-6 celebrating the 80th anniversary of the famed World War II trainer.
  • “Victory in the Pacific,” with the F6F Hellcat, FG1D Corsair, SB2C Helldiver and the PBJ Devil Dog.
  • “Snake Flight,” featuring the rare Bell P-39 Airacobra and P-63 King Cobra.
  • “Mustang Round Up, showcasing the North American P-51 Mustangs
  • “Bombers on Parade,” with the A-26 Invader, B-17 Flying Fortress and B-29 Superfortress.
  • “A Glimpse into the Future” spotlighting the T-33 Shooting Star jet.
  • The AeroShell Aerobatic Team, watch as this world-renowned four airplane team flies their unique brand of close formation aerobatics. Plenty of smoke and noise! The North American AT-6 “Texan” Trainer first flew 80 years ago and to celebrate this anniversary, CAF 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!
  • “Normandy Revisited,” as we approach the 75th anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 1944) look to the sky over Dallas Executive Airport as four C-47 aircraft drop more than 30 paratroopers using authentic World War II equipment. 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. Gates Close

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

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