Dyess schedules annual air show

Dyess Air Force Base has scheduled its annual air show for Aug. 16 with the featured act being the U.S. Army Golden Knights. For more than 43 years, the Golden Knights have had a history of being a world-recognized, award-winning parachute team. The team tours the world competing in parachuting competitions and have a record of 408 national champions, 65 world champions, 14 national and six world team titles in formation skydiving. Other aerial performers include the B-2 Spirit, the A-10 Warthog, the B-52 Super Stratofortress, various warbirds including the P-51, MiG 17, B-25, A-26 and P-39 as well as Dyess’ very own B-1s and C-130s. The Air Force Academy’s Wings of Blue Parachute Team make a return appearance, performing freefall parachute tricks with the Golden Knights. Numerous fighter, bomber and cargo aircraft will be on display for visitors to see throughout the day. Ground demonstrations and the Smokin’ Guns Car Show are also available. The air show at Dyess is free, and gates open to the public at 9 a.m. The opening ceremony is at 10 a.m. Visitors are asked to enter through the base’s Tye Gate on Military Drive on the north side of the base. For more information, contact Dyess Public Affairs at 325-696-5609.

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