Debby Standefer, President of The Heart Of Texas Airshow, states “we are very exited to return to Texas State Technical College and their incredible airport, previously known as James Connally AFB, and to show off the TSTC 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. Baylor University Aviation Sciences will be on hand and has signed its second year of sponsorship in the HOT Airshow. Waco is strongly focused on aviation with its own 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 honors 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! With the easing of sequestration this year, we hope to have active military involvement on site.
New this year we will bring Randy Ball and his MiG-17 jet. Randy will have you feeling the afterburn as he performs incredible jet aerobatics and keeps is just under Mach 1 by tenths! Headlining the performer lineup 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. 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 and he’s going to fly too! Jan Collmer, co founder of the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas and a veteran Navy fighter pilot, will fly his Extra 300L in maneuvers that will have you biting your knuckles. The nine ship Falcon Flight formation team is incredible. 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. Andrew Wright returns with a dramatic new performance in his carbon fiber aircraft. Chet Kuhn, Curt Richmond…this is just a sampling of our exciting performers! Under our hats are at least two nationally renowned acts and aircraft that will be our star performers…watch for the announcements to come soon. They will make this show an absolutely don’t miss event!
While you are in town, 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.
The Heart Of Texas Airshow looks forward to working with its sponsors to provide prime experiential marketing within the event. “Sponsorship is invaluable to an event. It enables the event to grow in every way. We work with our sponsors to develop active integrated programs not only to promote the sponsor and assist them in achieving their marketing goals, but to create a positive experience on site for the public. The attendance this event garners not only locally, but from spectators throughout central Texas and from Dallas to Houston gives us the ability to market not only our sponsors but to showcase and promote TSTC and the city of Waco while at the same time becoming an important revenue source for the area via lodging, retail and food sales in town through the weekend. Airshows have a tremendous impact on the public, the sponsors and the economy with the ability to reach all demographics and cross all lifestyles,”
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