Airsho Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Airsho Celebrates 50th Anniversary

A Midland tradition is celebrating a milestone anniversary

MIDLAND -- A Midland tradition is celebrating a milestone anniversary.  The Commemorative Air Force's annual Airsho turns 50 years old this year.

"Anytime you can get fifty years out of something, you're accomplishing a lot," Stephan Brown said.  He's the president of the CAF.

For this year's event the C.A.F is pulling out all the stops, from fireworks to celebrate the anniversary, to a jet powered semi-truck. 

There will be plenty to do and see at the Airsho.

"Of course the main attractions are still the war-birds.  So to get you revved up and ready to go for this years Airsho.  We're going to take an inside look at one of those main attractions," Brown said.

Big 2's Matt Farrell flew in formation around the city of Midland, and then it was back to Midland International. 

While a quick flight, he was able to get a taste of what it's like to be an Airsho pilot.

"We have America's largest group of world war 2 aircraft, and it's all right here in our back yard," Brown said.

The show has a little bit for everyone. 

But for the kids this will be an educational experience that's hard to beat.

"The kids will get a chance to get up close and touch history.  It will come alive for them," Brown said.

As for the future of the Airsho, C.A.F. Brown says it will continue on."We plan to keep on doing the Airsho the same way we've been doing it for 50 years," Brown said.

Airsho will open on Friday, October 11 with it's Special Show for Special People.  The main event will run Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13.Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for kids.
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