COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE KICKS OFF WINGS OVER DALLAS WORLD WAR II AIRSHOW WITH AVIATION DISCOVERY DAY FOR LOCAL STUDENTS
September 10, 2019, Dallas - The Commemorative Air Force kicks off CAF Wings Over Dallas World War II Airshow Friday, Oct. 25, by inviting thousands of local students to an Aviation Discovery Day event. The airshow theme is the Pacific Theater. Some of the event highlights will include: • Living History – Reenactors will be recreating what daily life was like for soldiers during World War II, demonstrating the differences between life then and life today, and the tools, equipment and skills used to complete tasks.
• World War II Veterans – The veterans will be there to share their stories with the students. A veterans’ theater will offer ongoing first-hand experience talks by World War II veterans.
• Educational Activities – Students will participate in hands-on STEM, aviation and history-related activities including topics such as aerodynamics, aviation weather, riveting, aircraft tours, military vehicles, World War II military reenactors, and more. The CAF Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow continues Oct. 26-27 at Dallas Executive Airport. Tickets are available at wingsoverdallas.org.
WHAT: CAF Wings Over Dallas Aviation Discovery Day An educational event for local students including living history reenactments, talks by World War II veterans and educational activities. WHEN: Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to the public Friday. The airshow continues Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Dallas Executive Airport, 5303 Challenger Drive, Dallas, Texas 75237 PRICE: Aviation Discovery Day is Free to Students and Teachers; advance registration required at wingsoverdallas.org/education-day. INFORMATION: wingsoverdallas.org.
ABOUT THE EVENT Now in its fourth year, the CAF Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow continues to be the nation’s pre-eminent annual World War II themed airshow and military reenactment event. Flying demonstrations, flight line presentations, battle reenactments, veteran appearances and aircraft tours will provide hands-on opportunities for families and aviation history enthusiasts. This year’s event, presented by Frost Bank, will feature a Tribute to the Pacific Theater. More information about the airshow can be found at wingsoverdallas.org.
About the Commemorative Air Force: The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has been collecting, restoring and flying World War II aircraft for more than 60 years. A non-profit educational association, the CAF is the world’s largest flying museum with more than 11,000 members and a fleet of 175 airplanes. Nearly all the aircraft are kept in flying condition enabling people to experience first-hand the sight and sound of vintage military aircraft in flight. For more information, visit www.commemorativeairforce.org
CAF’s mission is to educate, inspire and honor through flight and living history experiences. To further its mission the CAF produces many aviation events across the country, including the CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow, which annually attracts more than ninety thousand spectators.