I have lived in Houston for almost 10 years and have never made it to the Airshow. In the past Mr. J. has grumbled and mumbled until I changed the subject.
It is not that he is against going to see the planes, he is against spending the day in the sun fighting thru crowds of people. As he sees it, days off should be spent fishing or watching football.
However, this year he asked me out on a date to the Wings Over Houston Airshow!
Waaaahooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! (can you tell that I am excited?)
Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle
The 23rd annual Wings Over Houston airshow takes to the skies on the weekend of Oct. 6-7 at Ellington Field. Gates open at 8 a.m. both days for static displays. Aerial performances begin about 10 a.m.
A feature this year commemorates the April 18, 1942, raid led by U.S. Army Air Corps Lt. Col. James A Doolittle.
Doolittle led 80 aviators — including 13 Texans — in 16 B-25 bombers from the USS Hornet to attack targets in Japan and then crash-land in route to China.
Lone Star Flight Museum has received permission to repaint its B-25 Mitchell bomber in a flying tribute to mark the 65th anniversary of the Doolittle Raiders.
The air show also will feature the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, with seven- and nine-plane formations.
Wings Over Houston also will feature a P-38 recovered from under 265 feet of ice on Greenland and now flying as “Glacier Girl,” and the newly restored and oldest flying B-24A, the CAF’s “Ol 927” (formerly known as “Diamond LiL”).
Who could pass on the opportunity to see a C-17 Globemaster or a B-25 “Doolittle Raider”? How about an F-18F Super Hornet or even the F-117 “Stealth” before it is retired?
And the thought of meeting one of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen or a Pearl Harbor survivor, not to mention Lt Dick Cole!!!
I can hardly contain myself!