2016 Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow This Weekend, Oct. 28-20 | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

2016 Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow This Weekend, Oct. 28-20

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    The first Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow takes place this weekend at Dallas Executive Airport. (Published Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016)

    The first Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow takes place this weekend at Dallas Executive Airport.

    The event kicks off Friday and will commemorate the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and feature TORA! TORA! TORA!, an award winning re-creation of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.

    "The TORA team uses WWII-era aircraft and pyrotechnics to create a dynamic history lesson," the CAF said in a news release.

    If that weren't enough, dozens of other WWII-era aircraft will be exhibited on the ramp and in the air throughout the event.

    "As part of a wider plan to establish a major new museum/attraction at DEA (formerly known as Redbird Airport), the CAF has a vision for CAF Wings Over Dallas to become the nation's pre-eminent annual World War II themed airshow and military reenactment event," the CAF said in a news release. "Flying demonstrations, flight line presentations, battle reenactments, veteran appearances and aircraft tours will provide hands-on opportunities for families and aviation history enthusiasts."

    CAF President Stephan C. Brown said, "the program will combine interactive activities that allow the public to experience the sights and sounds of a historic military airfield. The entire weekend will provide visitors with a sneak preview of how the CAF plans to preserve and teach the story of the men and women of the Greatest Generation, here in Dallas."

    The event is sponsored by Texas-based Frost Bank.

    Tickets are on sale at www.wingsoverdallas.org with advance purchase discounts available.