Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wings over Winston Air Show - October 1

The Wings Over Winston Airshow is Back!! Organizers are planning a bigger and better airshow to
Farmer John from the 2015 Airshow
top last year's event. Mark your calendars and plan to come out and bring the whole family to the  Louisville-Winston Airport on October 1, 2016 (Saturday)

Last year’s event surpassed all expectations with more than 2,000 Mississippians from all over the state coming in for the show. In addition to the aircraft in the show, there were as many as 30 visiting aircraft parked along the runway. A great line up is planned for this year.

There will be warbirds, vintage aircraft, and high performance aerobatic ships on display and in the air this year. Following on last year’s great performance, Greg Koontz will return with his two great acts, including Farmer John and the “stolen” Piper Cub. Greg also has a special surprise he is planning for our crowd this year that is sure to have everyone on the edge of their seats!

This years headliner is Randy Henderson of Texas T-Cart fame. Randy is a native of Kosciusko, MS, Randy’s two acts are considered to be among the finest in the country and he will amaze you with his dare-devilry in that T-Cart.

In addition to Randy and Greg, the show will have Frank Kimmel returning in his T6, Dan Fordyce in his T28 and both guys will do encore acrobatic performances. Our announcer from last year, Jerry Homsley of North Little Rock, is returning and bringing with him as many as 7 custom built RV aircraft in what they call a “Bulldog Flight”.  These performerss all hail from the Little Rock area and will amaze you with their wing tip to wing tip formations.

In sad news. Randy Harris of Tulsa, OK, who started the Wings Over Winston show last year in that beautiful red, white and blue bi-wing airplane, died in a crash prior to an airshow in Enid, OK, about a month ago. This year's show is dedicated to Randy’s memory and organizers hope to have some of his family here for the show.

The grounds will open to the public about 10 am and the show will start around 11 with sky jumpers, and the national anthem. You don’t want to miss Vincent Moore and his partner from Gold Coast Skydivers as they bring the Flag down in a drop from 6500 feet overhead. Their precision with those chutes will bring them down about 30 yards from the crowd!

It’s an open date for the Mississippi State Bulldogs so come and see the flying Bulldogs on October 1!