New Towns: Lancaster, Texas: War Birds on Parade

warbirds on parade, Lancaster, caf

On my continued attempt to discover Texas, I found myself in Lancaster, Tx at the WarBirds on Parade air show this weekend.

I’m a sucker for flying, I’ve always enjoyed the escape of just being in the air and the change of view.

The airshow was put on by the The Commemorative Air Force an educational organization dedicated to the preservation of the great combat aircraft of World War II, and a portion of our military aviation heritage. 

It wasn’t an air show in the traditional sense, but many planes took off and landed throughout the event….creating great visual entertainment.

Planes from across decades, a Russian fighter and Russian helicopter, as well as opportunities to ride a classic plane, and a pretty collection of classic cars were spread out on the tarmac at the airport.

The event was very family friendly, $10 a car/$5 person. They were also very proactive to keep people hydrated with multiple water stations throughout the event and the water wasn’t overpriced! (Can you say, $1!).  The hanger had $6 plates of food, with a BBQ sandwich, bag of chips, and drink….and there was great music playing the entire day.

A great opportunity for a Saturday!

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2 thoughts on “New Towns: Lancaster, Texas: War Birds on Parade

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  2. This year’s event is coming up. You should attend again. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Lancaster, TX

    Walk Among the Planes That Will Forever Represent Our Quest For Freedom
    Lancaster, TX – There are numerous war movies, history books, and stories handed down from servicemen and women about how warplanes played a significant role in our fight for freedom over the years. Now is your opportunity to walk among some of those planes and experience up close the beauty and silent strength that earned them our respect and gratitude.
    “Warbirds on Parade” will be held at the Lancaster Airport, Beltline Road at Ferris Road, Between I-45 and I-35 on Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. Suggested donation is $10 a carload or $5 per person, so bring the family, a friend or a whole carload. This year’s event is bigger and better than ever before!
    Approximately 40 warbirds will attend this static event (come early and stay late to see the warbirds fly in and out). Some of those expected will be “Diamond Lil” (B-24 Liberator, oldest airworthy B-24 flying today), Soviet Era equipment such as a Hind 24 Soviet gunship, CJ-6, Mil-2 helicopter, L-29 and L-39’s. Bombers, fighters, cargoes and trainers will also be in attendance. Assorted military vehicles, re-enactors/living history groups, period displays, and over 100 antique/classic cars. The list goes on but you need to come out and experience it for yourself. You will be able to book airplane rides for flights following the event (after 4PM) or at a later date.

    Author of the book
    “Islands of the Damned”
    A Marine at War in the Pacific
    Mr. Burgin Will Be Available For Book Signings
    A raffle will be held
    for two round trip
    tickets anywhere that
    Southwest Airlines
    flies

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