2017 Fly-In & Airshow Guide
Summer is in full swing, and it is time for us to publish our Summer & Fall 2017 Fly-Ins and Airshows; add these events and venues to your calendars!
Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake
July 1, 2017
Cedar Creek Lake
Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake is a spectacular Airshow that will entertain and enthrall you with aerial vintage aircraft, new technology, dog fighting simulations, fly by’s, acrobatics and an up-close-and personal experience with the power of military jet fighters MiG-17F and T-37. Visit www.tocclairshow.com for more information.
Grand Texas Airshow – Pancake Fly-In
July 1, 2017
Cleburne Regional Airport – Cleburne, TX (KCPT)
Grand Texas Airshow is having a Pancake Breakfast Fly In at Cleburne Regional Airport (KCPT) on Saturday, July 30th to kick-start its 2017 Airshow planning. For more information, visit www.grandtexasairshow.com
1940 Air Terminal Museum Raffle Day
July 15, 2017
William P. Hobby Airport (KHOU)
1940 Air Terminal Museum is open daily, with the exception of Mondays, provides aviation enthusiast with a window to the past to explore the history civil, business, and general aviation. The “Wings & Wheels Raffle Day” event, is where the museum awards the annual Raffle Plane to one lucky winner! For more details on the event and to obtain a raffle ticket visit www.1940airterminal.org.
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017
July 24-30, 2017
Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture Oshkosh is the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and fly-in convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, attracting more than 500,000 people and 10,000 airplanes every July. This year, Astronauts from most of the Apollo missions are expected to be at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 to celebrate the Apollo program’s 50th Anniversary. Each year the Oshkosh welcomes some of the most interesting aircraft in the world, and 2017 is shaping up to be no exception, including Doc’s first appearance, the fully restored B-29 Boeing Superfortress. Visit www.eaa.org for details.
September 8-9, 2017
University of Oklahoma Westheimer Airport (KOUN)
Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association’s Fly-In season continues at University of Oklahoma Westheimer Airport, featuring two days of workshops, seminars, exhibits, aircraft displays and good food. Visit www.aopa.org for more details.
Highland Lakes Squadron’s 25th Anniversary Bluebonnet Air Show
September 9, 2017
Burnet Municipal Airport (KBMQ)
The Bluebonnet Air Show is held annually in Burnet, TX. Event information and a current list of the scheduled demonstrations can be found at www.bluebonnetairshow.com.
Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Dallas
October 6-8, 2017
Dallas Executive Airport (KRBD)
CAF’s annual event will feature many of the Commemorative Air Force classics; B-25 “Maid In the Shade”, A-26 “Lady Liberty”, B-17 “Sentimental Journey”, FG1D Corsair, B-25 “Yellow Rose”, PBJ “Semper Fi”, PBJ “Devil Dog” B-17 “Texas Raiders”, SB2C Helldiver, C-47 Skytrain, B-25 “Show Me”, B-24 “Diamond Lil”, A-26 “Night Mission”, P-51 “Gunfighter”, B-29 “FIFI” P-39 Airacobra, C-45 “Bucket of Bolts”, P-40 Warhawk and P-63 Kingcobra. For event details, please visit wingsoverdallas.org.
October 7, 2017
Angelina County Airport (KLFK)
The 3rd Annual Angelina County AirFest will feature Randy Ball (Mig 17), Jeremy Holt (Pitts Pegasus), Justin Lewis (MicroJet), Mike Galloway (Extra 300), Kevin Moore (L19 Bird Dog), and headline acts Kyle Franklin Comedy and Dracula Biplane! Click here for more information.
33rd Wings Over Houston Air Show
October 21-22, 2017
Ellington Field Airport (KEFD)
Warbird and aerobatic aviation fans alike will enjoy this demonstration of flying expertise, featuring the talents of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Tora! Tora! Tora! and more! Check out www.wingsoverhouston.com for all of the details.
Fort Worth Alliance Air Show
October 28-29, 2017
Alliance Airport (KAFW)
The Bell Helicopter Fort Worth Alliance Air Show has become one of the top civilian air shows in the nation with appearances by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Patriot Parachute Team, Shockwave Jet Truck F-16 Viper Demonstration Team and the The Air Force Heritage Flight team. The annual show features aerobatic pilots and recognized aviation professionals like Michael Goulia, Rob Holland, Sean D. Tucker, Gene Soucy, Bob Carlton and Trojan Phlyers. For further details and ticket information visit www.allianceairshow.com.
Can’t wait to go to an Airshow, check out the following Texas based Aviation Museums at anytime:
The Lone Star Flight Museum
Scholes International Airport (KGLS)
In nearby Galveston, aviation enthusiasts can enjoy the official Texas Aviation Hall of Fame housed at the Lone Star Flight Museum. With historic aircraft galore and a camera-friendly atmosphere, guests can appreciate Texas’ role in the development of aviation. Check out www.lsfm.org for more details.
CAF Houston Wing Museum and Hangar
West Houston Airport (KIWS)
The Houston Wing unit of the Commemorative Air Force hosts an Open House at their hangar and museum on the first and third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The museum has a primary focus on WWII aviation, but they also include a variety of American, German, and Japanese military and home front life during the War. Hangar aircraft includes the C-60 Lodestar, AT-6 Texan, BT-13 Valiant, among many others! Accommodations for groups to include tours can be made possible with prior arrangements. More information can be found at www.houstonwing.org.
The Cavanaugh Flight Museum
Addison Airport (KADS)
The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is one of the nation’s premier aviation museums with over 50 aircraft from WWI through the Vietnam conflict. The museum houses some of the rarest examples of warbirds in the world including combat veterans like the P-51 Mustang, “Brat III” and the B-25 Mitchell, “How ‘boot That”. Open seven-days a week, the museum also offers unique ride experiences with many of their warbirds and helicopters. Visit www.cavflight.org for more information.