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Winston-Salem Air Show

In 1911, crowds gathered for the first Winston-Salem Air Show and gazed in awe as Lincoln Beachey, then the world’s greatest exhibition flyer, who commanded the sky with his signature  “loop the loop” act in a rickety  wood and canvas biplane.   A century later, the Winston-Salem Air Show celebrates more than 100 years of taking to the skies and spectators will be no less amazed at the dazzling lineup of military and civilian aircraft performing feats of aerial daring that even Beachey couldn’t have imagined.

The 2013 air show took place September 21-22 and provided visitors a great opportunity to get acquainted with the Triad’s rich aviation history at Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem.  Check back as the event gets closer to see the 2014 date.

In addition to dynamic aviation displays, there will be lots of family fun events including musical acts, magic shows, jugglers and more.  Last year Spiderman and Amelia Earhart strolled the grounds as well as other famous “characters.”  The ride-filled Children’s Village will delight younger children, and those who want to experience the thrill of flight can ride on a hot air balloon, or helicopter. At the Winston-Salem Air Show, everyone can hear the call to adventure!

For more information about the 2013 Air Show visit  Parking is FREE, Children 12 and under are FREE.  Save 40% with advance tickets at local Lowes Foods Stores or by purchasing tickets online at

2013 List of Aviation Performers:

  1. F86 Sabre Flybys
  2. John Klatt Aerobatics Teaser
  3. WARBIRDS- Fighters / Trainers
  4. P-51 Mustang(s), T-6 Texan, T-34 Mentor, P-3, FW 149
  5. Quest KODIAK Demonstration ( Saturday Only )
  6. Smoke-N-Thunder Jet Car – 375 MPH
  7. Roger Marshall Yak-55M Aerobatics
  8. Cobra and Huey Flybys
  9. Manfred Radius Glider Aerobatics
  10. Otto the Helicopter
  11. Julie Clark Aerobatics
  12. F86 Sabre Demonstration
  13. Heritage / Legacy Flight with A-4 Skyhawk & F-86 Sabre
  14. A-4 Skyhawk Demonstration
  15. John Klatt Aerobatics
  16. Smoke-N-Thunder Jet Car – 375 MPH – Race John Klatt
  17. WARBIRDS – Bomber / Cargo
  18. B-25 Bomber, A-26 Invader, C-46 Commando
  19. C-47 Skytrain, C-45 Expeditor, C-123 Provider
  20. Aeroshell Aerobatic Team

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