In a year where many air shows and all military shows, have been cancelled due to sequestration, the Heart Of Texas Airshow, the first air show to take place in Waco in 7 years, brings an incredible event with a stellar line up of nationally renowned performers. Just added, the airshow industry’s Fastest Jet Car, can you say 0 to 400 in 9 seconds? We see a race perhaps with 2 time Red Bull Air Race Champion Kirby Chambliss! Before and after the air show you will be entertained with helicopters, airplanes, warbirds, powered parachutes, skydivers, radio control aircraft and more, in static displays and demonstrations. Flights will be available throughout the day to the public in helicopters, airplanes and historic warbirds. Don’t stay on the ground, get in the Air! Wander through concessions of delicious foods, exhibits, vendors and activities for the kids. There is so much to see and do! Bring the entire family and introduce them to the vast wonderful world of aviation and show them how they can become involved. You will love it!
THE Heart Of Texas Airshow takes off September 28th in Waco, Texas at TSTC Waco Airport. Debby Standefer, President of The Heart Of Texas Airshow, states “we are very exited to be hosted by Texas State Technical College in Waco, flying from their incredible airport, previously known as James Connally AFB, and helping TSTC show off their state of the art Aviation and Aerospace Division (they have a champion flight team of their own) as well as many of the departments and programs TSTC offers.” Be sure to look for the TSTC exhibit area at the festival! Waco is very focused on aviation with its own Waco Aviation Business Alliance. Many of these businesses will be participating in the event and we are proud to be able to bring attention to, and support, aviation in Waco.
The Airshow is proud to honor our military. While the festival will commemorate those who have served and are serving in our military services throughout, Opening Ceremonies at the start of the air show will be action packed including honor guards, fly-bys, skydivers and more!
Headlining the performer lineup is Kirby Chambliss. Along with his Red Bull Air Race fame, Kirby is 5 time National Aerobatic Champion and ranked in the top 15 aerobatic pilots in the nation. He brings his tremendous performance including his Cobra takeoff! The breathtaking Trojan Phlyers Demo Team with their astounding formation aerobatics will keep you on the edge of your seat. Piloted by highly decorated combat veteran pilotsperforming exciting precision close formation aerobatic routines demonstrating the cutting edge performance of the Trojan T28 warbird and the flying expertise acquired in formal military training, the Trojan Phlyers demonstrate high speed action with the roar of the big engines as they fly their historic aircraft rich in military history in a unique and thrilling performance and salute the veterans or our great nation and the men and women who continue to serve and protect us today. Justin Lewis, owner and pilot of the World’s Smallest Jet, as seen in the James Bond movie, amazes all in his FLS Microjet. The Cavanaugh Flight Museum out of Addison, Texas brings a variety of historic aircraft and has rides available to the public. Mike “Spanky” Gallaway, announcer for the famous Red Bull Air Races and other prestigious events, will have you jumping in excitement as he announces the show. Kate Kyer, also a Captain for UPS, brings the female touch to the show which also includes a variety of acrobatic aircraft and historic warbirds in aerobatics and formation flying. This is just a sampling of our exciting performers! Along with the Jet Car we’ve added the US Air Force's largest exhibit and more is on the way.
Spectators are expected to come from Dallas to Austin and further for the HOT Airshow. While you are in Waco, be sure to enjoy all the fun and excitement that Waco & the Heart of Texas has to offer. There is something for everyone to enjoy, from strolling the beautiful Cameron Park to over 20 attractions and museums, as well as numerous shopping establishments and restaurants.
“Airshows have a tremendous impact on the public, the sponsors and the economy with the ability to reach all demographics and cross all lifestyles. We will provide strong economic generation to the Waco area that will grow through the years” Debby Standefer said. The Heart Of Texas Airshow looks forward to working with local businesses and organizations.
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