WWII air show returns to Dallas skies with re-enactment of Pearl Harbor
The Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow, one of the region’s largest air shows, will return after a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic, which will take place October 29-31 at the Dallas Executive Airport.
The annual interactive event, presented by the Commemorative Air Force, features flight demonstrations, battle reenactments, veteran appearances, living history camps, hands-on family and educational activities, airplane rides, tours from the cockpit, and more.
More than 40 World War II planes – including bombers, fighters and support planes – are expected to take part in the air show. This year’s theme, “Texas Goes to War,” will highlight the Lone Star State’s significant contributions to supporting America’s victory, including training fields, manufacturing companies and the defense of the Third Coast. to supply oil to the troops.
The featured artist for this year’s event will be TORA TORA TORA, a popular aerial reenactment of Pearl Harbor. Visitors will also be able to see planes like the B-29 Superfortress FIFI, B-24 Liberator Diamond Lil, C-47 That’s All, Brother and B-17 Flying Fortress Texas Raiders. Fighter jets such as the P-51 Mustang, P-40 Warhawk, T-6 Texan and many more will participate in aerial activities and re-enactments of aerial battles, with pyrotechnic effects.
On the grounds, living history encampments will take the crowds back in time, and members of the greater generation, including WWII veterans, who will share their personal stories of service and sacrifice.
“We are delighted that Wings Over Dallas is back this fall,” Hank Coats, President and CEO of the CAF, said in a statement. “As we didn’t have the show last year due to the COVID pandemic, this year our returning guests will notice the new Henry B. Tippie National Aviation Education Center, the 47,000 square foot facility of FAC which serves as a hub for our national educational action. programs. “
Tickets for CAF Wings Over Dallas, which range from $ 10 to $ 79, are now on sale at wingsoverdallas.org, with advance purchase discounts available. Rides in many WWII planes are also available on the website.