Marvel at the heart-pounding flight of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels at Wings Over Houston at Ellington Field

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Photo courtesy of USN Blue Angels

Head to Ellington Airport for the stunning Wings Over Houston Airshow, featuring an exhilarating flying demonstration by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, vintage warbirds from WWII, aerobatic displays, and more, on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 2018.

A dazzling display of demonstrations take flight at Ellington Airport as part of the Wings Over Houston Airshow this fall, giving wide-eyed spectators a chance to witness daring airborne feats and tour through an historic slate of vintage aircraft.

Headlined by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, this airshow is jam-packed with awe-inspiring aircraft arrays, soaring spectacles, and aerobatic aptitude that thrills, chills, and fulfills.

U.S. Navy Blue Angels

The legendary flight squadron features expert demonstration pilots from the United States Navy and Marines, flying six McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornets in breath-taking formations that exhibit intense precision and incomparable skill.

Sometimes flying as close as 36 inches from one another, these pilots thrill millions of spectators each year at events around the country since 1946.

Click here to purchase tickets to see the Blue Angels in action.

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Photo courtesy of USN Blue Angels

Wings Over Houston Attractions

In addition to the Blue Angels demonstrations, a roster of performers help to fill out the flying feats that take place from 10:30am to 4:30pm each day.

Flight Demonstrations

From John Klatt’s Screamin’ Sasquatch Team, to the last solo flight of Sean D. Tucker with Team Oracle, there is plenty of airborne acrobatics taking place to stun visitors at Wings Over Houston.

As well as modern aircraft demonstrations, there will also be military planes dating back to World War II taking flight, including some battle reenactments with pyrotechnic displays.

Click here for a full roster of airborne performances.

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Photo courtesy of Tora! Tora! Tora!

On-the-ground Activities

One of the largest displays of civilian and military aircraft in North America, Wings Over Houston features more than 75 planes from modern aviation to vintage warbirds, and special NASA aircraft.

Attendees will also have a chance to meet and talk with pilots and aircrew of various aircraft, decorated war veterans, and special guests. This is your chance to snag an autograph and hear the captivating stories of aviation legends and heroes.

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Photo courtesy of Karie Hubnik

An on-site merchandise market provides attendees the chance to explore unique local businesses, non-profit organizations, and even pose for photos in jet cockpits. A variety of food and novelty vendors will also be available.

A kid’s carnival, simulator rides, and numerous exhibits and interactive displays help to make your visit to the Wings Over Houston airshow a day of unforgettable high-flying fun.

Click here to purchase tickets to the Wings Over Houston Airshow.

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Photo courtesy of Lone Star Flight Museum

Wings Over Houston Airshow at Ellington Airport

  • Dates: Saturday, October 20 & Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Times: Gates open at 8am. Last admittance at 3pm.
  • Location: Ellington Airport, 510 Ellington Field, Houston, TX 77034
  • Parking: Due to ongoing construction, parking is limited but free shuttle bus service is provided from various Park and Ride stations. Click here for detailed parking information.
  • Admission: General Admission starts at $40. One General Adult ticket includes up to 6 children (age 14 and under). Tickets are good for one day only. Additional pricing and VIP packages are available. Tickets are also available at a discount when ordering online in advance or at any HEB Business Center.  Click here to purchase tickets.
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Photo courtesy of Kevin Hong

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