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The Thunderbirds are back at Ellington for Wings Over Houston

Houston Airport System
September 24, 2010

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Ellington Airport (EFD) invites everyone to the 26th Annual Wings Over Houston Airshow where the United States Air Force Thunderbirds return to amaze and captivate audiences with the team’s precision formations in the F-16C Fighting Falcon.

Guests can also look forward to show stopping performances to take flight on Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24 with thrilling aerial performances, aerobatics and demonstrations.

“Wings Over Houston is always a special time of year, not only for the city of Houston and surrounding area, but for Ellington Airport,” says Brian Rinehart, EFD general manager. “We’re already preparing the airport to host the Airshow and its 150,000 expected attendees. It’s a lot of work, but we look forward to it every year.”

“Wings Over Houston Airshow is one of the most patriotic events in our area. We honor our servicemen and women of the past and those serving now all over the world. Our event strives to provide a wide range of top level aviation entertainment and education by honoring aviation’s rich history in addition to celebrating new advancements in the field,” said Bill Roach, executive director of Wings Over Houston Airshow. “We greatly appreciate our loyal volunteers, sponsors, fans, and members of the media as the event could not be a success without each and every one of you.”

The 2010 Wings Over Houston Airshow will also feature:

Sean D. Tucker and Team Oracle
Smoke-N-Thunder Jet Shows
Korea/Vietnam air power
World War II air power reenactments including Tora! Tora! Tora! an explosive recreation of the air attack on Pearl Harbor, and other famous battles
F-16 Viper West Demo Team
C-130 Cargo drop- 136th Airlift Wing
U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter Dolphin MH65C
Air Force Heritage Flight-
A large assembly of modern military, WWII, Vietnam era warbirds, fighters, bombers, trainers, cargo
NASA interactive Displays
“Legends & Heroes Autograph Tent” meet Heroes & Airshow performers
6th Cavalry Historical Assoc- WWII era Military vehicle displays & Tora demo

Save money and get your tickets early:

Tickets for the 2010 Wings Over Houston Airshow are on sale now. Advance tickets are $15 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 through 11 and free for children 5 and under. Reserved “Prime-View” seats at the “50-yard-line” are $40 and include reserved parking and an event program. Eagle Squadron Hospitality tickets are $125 and include reserved seating, catered food and beverages throughout the day, reserved parking and a souvenir cap, program and poster. Tickets can be purchased by calling 888-4-FLYSHOW or by visiting


Parking at Ellington Airport is extremely limited so riding bus transportation is recommended. Bus shuttles will run from Bay Area Park and Ride (801 Bay Area Blvd.) and Fuqua Park and Ride (11755 Sabo Road). Shuttles run from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., with the last shuttle inbound to Ellington Airport departing at 2:30 p.m. Roundtrip fare is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 through 11 and free for children 4 and under.

About Wings Over Houston:

Wings Over Houston Airshow is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community event produced by a volunteer effort of the Gulf Coast Wing and West Houston Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force, with support from the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston. The Airshow is dedicated to showcasing vintage World War II aircraft, along with the thrills of modern aviation. One of the top air shows in the United States in its category, the Wings Over Houston Airshow attracts more than 85,000 festival goers throughout Houston as well as from around the globe. The 2010 Airshow benefits the Wings Over Houston Airshow Scholarship Program, Aviation Career Education Academy, Exchange Club of Sugar Land, Westchase Rotary Club and the Commemorative Air Force aircraft restoration and flying historical programs, in addition to numerous other nonprofit organizations.

For additional information on the 2010 Wings Over Houston Airshow, please Click Here.

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