CAF AIRSHO and CAF Wings Over Houston in contest to rank as one of US’s TOP 10 Airshows in USA Today.
There are two days left to vote for CAF AIRSHO and CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow in the TOP 10 AIRSHOWS IN AMERICA web contest presented by USA TODAY. CLICK HERE TO VOTE
The CAF puts on about eight airshows per year at various CAF unit locations. Shows range in size from the number of visitors attending each year, smaller ones welcome a few hundred through the gate, and the largest, CAF Wings Over Houston welcomes more than 90,000 attendees each day of the show.
Both of these airshows are well deserving in the recognition, have a long history in carrying out the CAF mission and engaging multiple generations in honoring American aviation history. The success of both shows can be attributed to the hard work of the directors and the hundreds of CAF members who volunteer to put these shows on.
Cast your ballot once per day until voting ends on Monday, July 18 at noon ET. The top 10 winners will be announced on Friday, July 22. USA Today sought the input of two “airshow experts” to weight in on which shows should be included in the competition. Ron Rapp, a Southern California based airshow performer clocking more than 8,000 hours piloting aircraft and David Vanderhoof, a military historian and co-host of Airplane Geeks podcast.
About the CAF WINGS OVER HOUSTON AIRSHOW
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Wings Over Houston Airshow (October 22-23, 2016) takes place at Ellington Airport, where the Blue Angels, CAF WWII Warbirds and Tora Tora Tora take to the skies. Proceeds from the event – one of the largest non-profit civic events in the city – go toward a scholarship program for students interested in careers in aviation.
About the CAF AIRSHO
Each year the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) hosts its annual Airsho (August 27-28, 2016) at Midland International Air & Space Port in Midland-Odessa, Texas.Performers at the show – one of the oldest in the nation – include TinStix of Dynamite, Skip Stewart, Gary Ward, Shockwave and TORA TORA TORA.
The 20 shows listed are:
EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Florida International Airshow in Punta Gorda, Florida
Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In in Lakeland, Florida
Boeing Seafair Airshow in Seattle, Washington
CAF AIRSHO in Midland, Texas
National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada
Nellis Airshow and Open House in Nevada
NAS Oceana Airshow in Virginia Beach, Virginia
NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow in Pensacola, Florida
National Warplane Museum Airshow in Geneseo, New York
Oregon International Airshow in Hillsboro, Oregon
Cleveland National Air Show in Cleveland, Ohio
Chicago Air and Water Show Chicago in Chicago, Illonois
Fort Lauderdale Air Show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Grea Tennessee Airshow in New Smyrna, Tennessee
MCAS Miramar Air Show in San Diego, California
Mid-Atlantic Air Museum WWII Weekend in Reading, Penncylvania
Planes of Fame Airshow in Chino, California
Vectren Dayton Airshoe in Dayton, Ohio
CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow in Houston, Texas