Wings Over Houston takes over Houston skies this weekend

File image: A pilot performs at the Wings Over Houston Airshow at Ellington Airport
October 26, 2013 7:32:17 AM PDT
This weekend, Ellington Field is making room for some of the biggest and baddest aircraft the military has to offer.

The 29th Annual Wings Over Houston Airshow is welcoming Disney's "Dusty," along with dozens of other planes and jets.

Acrobatic performers and active and retired Air Force will all be taking to the skies to show spectators what doing 9 Gs really looks like.

"We escorted heavy bombers out of Europe in the 8th Air Force. It's very fast at high altitude, low altitude, very maneuverable," said World War II pilot Col. Bud Anderson. "Good looking, and it sounds good."

Wings Over Houston will be honoring our military and making spectators gasp all weekend. Today and tomorrow, you can see the flips, spins and dives from 8am until 6pm. At the gate, adult tickets are $25 dollars and a child's ticket is $5. Children ages six and younger get in free.

In a special tribute, pilots will fly over the Wings Over Houston Airshow today in a missing man formation to honor two people killed in a place crash earlier this week.

A WWII-era plane went down in Galveston Bay on Wednesday, killing the pilot and a British tourist. The plane was supposed to appear in the airshow. With 65,000 people expected to attend, organizers said canceling the show after the crash was not an option.

For more information on Wings Over Houston, visit www.wingsoverhouston.com.

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