Thunderbirds to Highlight 33rd Annual CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow

USAF Thunderbirds

Plan ahead and get your tickets now to see the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, returning to Houston for the 33rd Annual Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Wings Over Houston Airshow on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-22, at Ellington Airport. Advance discounted ticket packages are still available at or by calling 888-4-FLYSHOW until Oct. 22.

Produced by the Commemorative Air Force, the non-profit airshow will feature a special Vietnam War Tribute demonstration by a F-4 Phantom II, F-100 Super Sabre, MiG-17 and other aircraft. The U.S. Navy will demonstrate the amazing capabilities of the F-18 Super Hornet VFA-122. A very special tribute will recognize the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid in World War II and honor the last living Raider, Lt. Col Dick Cole. The U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, will feature a World War II-era P-47 Thunderbolt and the modern A-10 Thunderbolt. Aerobatic pilots Elias Corey with Suzuki Airshows and Michael Wiskus of Lucas Oil Airshows will make Wings Over Houston debuts. Fan favorite Tora! Tora! Tora! returns with their explosive reenactment of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. These are only a few of the performances scheduled. Fans also will be able to see up close a large number of vintage and modern military aircraft, meet distinguished ace pilots and other veterans, and enjoy numerous exhibits and activities. Check the show website for more updates on performers, specials guests, activities and more.

The Thunderbirds. (photo by Elena DePree)
The Thunderbirds. (photo by Elena DePree)

“The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, along with a great lineup of fan favorites and new performers, exhibits, and activities is shaping up to be the exciting show fans from all over the United States and the world appreciate,” said Airshow Director Bill Roach. “Now is the time to purchase tickets, especially if you want to be in prime reserved seating.”

There are several ticket packages available through the show’s website,

Tickets will be on sale through the weekend show, if not sold out. Fans can purchase tickets at the gate on show days, but premium reserved seats will sell out early.


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