Houston, TX 77034
Wings Over Houston Airshow
October 21-22, 2017
If you’re a fan of historic aviation, you’ve probably dreamed of seeing such legendary warbirds as the B-17 Flying Fortress and the P-51 Mustang in person. Although these and other 20th-century planes are a rare sight these days, you’ll still find them at the Wings Over Houston Airshow. Held in October, the two-day airshow in Houston includes exhilarating high-flying action featuring the world-famous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Coast Guard, world-renowned aerobatic champion Debby Rihn-Harvey, Michael Wiskus, and more. Static displays of vintage aircraft, the world’s fastest jet truck, and a range of other experiences are also part of this annual event in Houston, offering plenty to see and do for flight enthusiasts of all ages.
The gates at Ellington Airport open at 8 a.m. for both days of the airshow, giving you plenty of time to check out the static displays of World War II-era and later aircraft. Get an up-close look at such planes from the history books as the aforementioned B-17, P-51 Mustang, and Messerschmitt ME 262 (the world’s first operational jet-powered aircraft). Yet that’s not all. More modern jet planes like the A-10 Thunderbolt, F-4D Phantom, and B-52 Stratofortress, plus a range of helicopters and other flyers from multiple countries and eras, are on display as well.
Checking out all the historic aircraft is a great primer for the spectacular airshow. Watch as biplane pilots perform thrilling dives, loops, and stunts; the sensational U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly with perfect precision; and vintage warbirds soar overhead.
While the aircraft and airshow will amaze, there’s more to see and do at Houston’s airshow. Explore the stars and discover the challenges of human space exploration at the NASA exhibit.
Hear the stories of flying aces and decorated war heroes at the Legends & Heroes Autograph Tent throughout both days of the airshow. Check out authentic World War II military vehicles, equipment, and uniforms at the Military Reenactor Camp. Enjoy all the thrills of flying in the Motion Simulator Rides and shop for one-of-a-kind souvenirs in the merchandise booths. There’s even a Kid’s Carnival where your youngsters will have a ball playing on the inflatable slides, taking on the rock-climbing wall, and getting their faces painted.
No matter if you’re an aviation fanatic or you’re more interested in an adrenaline-pumping show, don’t miss the Wings Over Houston Airshow.
Houston, TX 77034