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'Air Fest' comes back to Lufkin after 30-year hiatus

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

The skies over Angelina County will soon be filled with aerial acrobats. For the first time in 32 years, ‘Air Fest’ is headed to Lufkin on Saturday.

The event will feature various planes including the first mass-produced airliner, a 1928 Ford AT4 Tri Motor, and a Russian Mig 17.

Officials say the show will be a good time for the entire family.

"You'll be able to take rides in some of them. You'll be able to take tours on the bombers and go through and see what it was like. The sights, the sounds and the smells of those young men that were riding in those bombers back in WWII," said Brian Crews, an organizer of the Angelina County Air Fest. 

‘Air Fest’ begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Angelina County Airport. Tickets are 10 dollars for ages 12 and up and 8 dollars for ages six through 11. Children younger than six will be admitted for free.

Proceeds from the show will benefit the "Toys for Tots" program in Angelina and Trinity counties.

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