Be sure to attend the Commemorative Air Force Warbirds on Parade at the Lancaster Airport on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Event attendees will have a chance to experience the very military aircraft and warbirds which played a significant role in America’s fight for freedom. Countless books and films tell the tale of how warplanes and those who fought for our freedoms changed the course of history. CAF Warbirds on Parade gives you an opportunity to get an up-close look and tour vintage World War II, Korean and Vietnam-era aircraft.
Approximately 20 warbirds will attend this static event, including vintage bombers, fighters, cargo and trainer aircraft. A Hind 24 Soviet gunship, Mil-20 helicopter, Mig 21 and Mig 23, Cobra helicopter, L-29 and L-39s, CJ-6, and the AN-2 Colt will also be in attendance. Assorted military vehicles, living history reenactors, WWII-era demonstrations and more than 100 classic cars will round out the displays for an unforgettable day.
Special guest, Sgt. Romus Valton “R.V.” Burgin will be signing his book Island of the Damned: A Marine at War in the Pacific. Burgin is a World War II veteran and U.S. Marine who served in the Pacific Theater and was portrayed in the HBO series The Pacific by actor Martin McCann.
The CAF Dallas Fort Worth Wing, the organization presenting the event, is based at Lancaster Airport and holds aviation events year-round. This unit of the Commemorative Air Force maintains WWII aircraft that include a Douglas R4D-5, a Stinson L-5 Sentinel, a Vultee BT-15 Valiant and a Boeing PT-17 Stearman. Wing Leader Steve Bennett says “We are always excited to hold CAF Warbirds on Parade each year. It is an opportunity to showcase our aircraft to the community and educate a younger generation about our proud American history. Any chance we have the opportunity to honor our American veterans and get the public excited about our country’s history is exciting.”
The Lancaster Airport is located off of Beltline Road at Ferris Road, between I-45 and I-35. Click here for directions. The suggested donation for entry is $10 per car or $5 per person. For more information about this event please visit www.dfwwing.com.