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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE – Whiteman AFB is “Celebrating 100 years of military aviation” at the 2010 air show and open house Sept. 18 and 19. Gates open at 9 a.m. each day and admission is free.
WOW 2010 will feature the USAF F-16 Thunderbirds and the US Army Golden Knights parachute team.
“The Wings Over Whiteman (WOW) committee has been hard at work to make sure WOW 2010 is an exciting event for all,” said Lt Col Michael Wittrock, air show director. “This year’s theme ‘Celebrating 100 years of military aviation’ allows us to encompass a variety of aircraft highlighting the importance of airpower from each of the major eras over the last century.
“In doing so, we are able to showcase Air Force, Navy and Army aviation assets that have shaped the country we live in. Team Whiteman is excited to open its doors so the American public can get a first-hand look at what we do,” he said.
In keeping with the theme, the Army Sky Soldiers helicopter team will perform a Vietnam reenactment, Rescue at Dawn, showcasing their Huey helicopters in a simulated rescue of a downed airman. Wings Over Whiteman will also feature; the Lima Lima Flight Team, the Navy’s SNJ-5 War bird and A-1E Sky raider, the Douglas A-26 Invader “Lady Liberty’ used during the cold war, the T-33, an A-10 and B-2 Spirit fly-by to round it out.
The flight line will be loaded with vintage cars, a motorcycle parade, the A-10 Monster truck, Ricky Riddle and the 4X4 Jamboree, the Orange County B-2 Stealth Chopper bike, the Air Force Inspire experience, a variety of vendors, and an Ultimate Kids Zone. The indoor exhibits will highlight area museum displays such as; Liberty Memorial (National WWI Museum), Johnson County Historical Society, Henry County Historical Society, McClure Archives, and Missouri Military Museum. 2 WWII Gliders will be in attendance as well, one Air Force (WACO) and one Army.
For updated listings, visit the featured acts page on the official Web site, www.wingsoverwhiteman.com
The public should be aware that higher security measures will be in place. A full list of prohibited items, security protocol and other important information is available on the Web site.