2016_wod_logo_color_300-1The opening ceremonies were a hit for the crowd gathered today at the Commemorative Air Force’s National Airbase located at Dallas Executive Airport. The first Wings Over Dallas is a World War II aircraft exclusive air show, and is under way and wowing people off ages. The event will take place today through Sunday.

The event will commemorate the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and feature TORA! TORA! TORA!, an award winning re-creation of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. The CAF TORA team uses WWII-era aircraft and pyrotechnics to create a dynamic history lesson. In addition to this performance, dozens of other WWII-era aircraft will be exhibited on the ramp and in the air throughout the event.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to step inside our RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit for an immersive experience that will guide them on a tour through time, then through the air! Because of our dynamic panoramic screen, once you step inside you get the feeling your flying in the passenger seat of our P-51C Mustang. It’s a tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen that will leave visitors enthralled and inspired!

Flying demonstrations, flight line presentations, battle reenactments, veteran appearances and aircraft tours will provide hands-on opportunities for families and aviation history enthusiasts.

Come out to Dallas Executive Airport at 5303 Challenger Dr., only 6 miles southwest of downtown Dallas, to get in on the action. Find out more at wingsoverdallas.org.

 

The CAF Red Tail Squadron is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to educating audiences across the country about the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel. Learn more at www.redtail.org.

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