The 31st annual Wings Over Houston Airshow kicked off on Saturday at the Ellington Airport with thrilling aerial performances, demonstrations and displays.
More than 90,000 people are expected to visit this year’s air show, which ends on Sunday. The two-day air show, organized by the Texas-based non-profit Commemorative Air Force, entertained thousands of visitors with two high-performance jet teams: the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the Breitling Jet Demonstration team.
The Thunderbirds, performing as a team of six F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, came back to Houston following their last performance in 2010. The Breitling Jet Team, the world’s largest professional civilian flight team based in Europe that performs in L-39C Albatros jet aircraft, will end their first U.S. tour with this first-time performance at show.
Scott Tims, director of public relations for the show, told Xinhua that visitors can also enjoy World War II (WWII) battle reenactments like Tora! Tora! Tora!, which retells the story of the Pearl Harbor attack by the Japanese on December 7, 1941.