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11th Annual Jasper County Air Show to feature new attractions

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
JASPER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

There are a lot of changes going on at this year's Jasper Air Show. The biggest one is the date. This is the first time they've held it in October.

"The weather in the spring messed it up for us and so we moved it to October, it’s the first time it's been in the fall," said air show coordinator Debbie Foster.

The cooler fall weather isn't going to be the only thing that's different this year.

"It is going to be a marvelous show this year because we've got a new, lots of new planes that have never been here," Foster said.

The new planes are coming in from all over the country and they are all World War Two planes that have seen combat, including one very special B-25.

"It's like the on, the B-25 that Doolittle flew off the carrier when he bombed Tokyo," said air show attendee Albert Snell.

The pilots are all specially trained and will be performing several  advanced flying techniques.

 "They're not amateur, this is not a fly-in,” Foster said. “This is actually a full-fledged air show so we need to get everybody to come out here and see it because these warbirds, they won't be flying one of these days."

There will also be parachutes, food vendors, bounce houses for the kids and a ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

"We've just got a big show and everybody needs to come out," Foster said. “It’s going to be the best one yet.”
 

The show will be at the Jasper County Bell Field Airport Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9 A.M.

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