* I received compensation of air show tickets in exchange for this blog post. *
Houston, it's time again to feel the need, the need for speed! The Wings Over Houston Air Show is coming back again and it's going to be amazing. Did you know it's been rated number 4 out of the top 10 air shows in the country? I don't even know what to tell you about first. The Blue Angels? Tora! Tora! Tora!? Or the fact that Wings Over Houston is one of only six North American air shows that will have an actual flight by the F-35 lightning. This may be your only opportunity to see it in action!
Used By Permission Tora! Tora! Tora!
The Wings Over Houston air show has a special place in my heart. When I was a kid, my grandfather would always take me every year and try to teach me all about the planes flying over. He was a an airplane obsessive, or a "wing nut" as he called himself. At the time I wasn't interested much in the history or technical workings on the planes, I just enjoyed spending time with my grandparents and watching the dragon-like machines roar over head as I covered my ears. Now that I'm older I care more about the history behind the re-enactments. Back in 2007 I had the amazing experience of visiting Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, learning about the attack on the USS Arizona by the Japanese that prompted the US's involvement in World War II. I read the names of the men who died in the attack, and even met a elderly vet who was a survivor from the USS Arizona. That's why I'm so excited to see the live re-enactment of Tora! Tora! Tora! at the air show this year. They will show you exactly how it was that fateful day on Dec 7, 1941 when Japanese planes dropped the bombs. You'll hear the explosions and see what the men saw as they looked up in to the sky on what may have been their last morning.
Of course the Blue Angels are always a huge hit. Over 484 million people have seen them perform since they began in 1946, and it's always quite the show. The men and women of the Blue Angels are from the Navy and Marines, and they perform expert maneuvers with breathtaking precision. The rolls, turns, and formations include some they've been performing since 1946.
Anyone who is interested in airplanes, jets, the military, or history will surely be entertained by the show, but it's also a great way to create life long memories with your kids and grandkids. Just make sure you bring some earplugs for sensitive ears as it can get very loud!
In addition to the things I've mentioned above, there will also be lots more performances, the chance to meet pilots and get autographs, many planes and jets on display (it's like the museum coming to you! How cool is that?), a kids zone with a rock climbing wall, go karts and more, as well as food and souvenir vendors. To see the full lineup and schedule, go to https://wingsoverhouston.com
How would you like to win tickets to the Wings Over Houston Air Show and see all this amazing stuff live and up close? Join the Twitter party on October 6th at 8pm CST and you could win one of these prize packs -
2 Family Pack of tickets - that's 2 adult and up to 4 children ($55 value) (2 winner each receive 2 tickets ) Adult General Admission tickets (value $21.50 each ticket) 2 Eagle Squadron Sunday (VIP tickets) (Value $300.00)
My family, my fellow panelists, and I are really excited about this year's show and I hope you will come out and join us. Other panelists who will be attending and covering the air show are -
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