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Monday, March 7, 2011

Air Fiesta 2011 at Brownsville-SPI Airport

If you're in the Rio Grande Valley, plan to attend the air show this weekend, March 11-13. Friday: gates open at 3:00, air show begins at 4:00. Saturday and Sunday: gates open at 9:00, air show begins around noon. New specialty acts this year include a wing walker act.

Pearl Harbor Re-enactment
Several years ago I saw a wing walker at the Branson Air Show. What an incredible act!

Plan to attend early to see all the aircraft on display, visit the arts & craft show and enjoy some good food.

AeroShell Acrobatic Team 2010

I love the WWII re-enactment performed every year at Air Fiesta. It really gives a sense of the scope of air strikes. Even though I've read many accounts and watched movie re-creations, it's something to see - and hear - it in person. The noise is incredible and the planes coming in, out and across your vision and your hearing range, give a real sense of what it must have been like for those who were there. The pyrotechnical demonstration makes me feel like I'm watching an air raid.

Air Fiesta is an annual event coordinated by the Rio Grande Valley Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. Everett and I are volunteer photographers again this year.

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