Star-Spangled' air show flies into Tinker

Oklahoma City skies will be filled with airplanes as the 10th annual "Star Spangled Salute" air show takes place this weekend. Held Saturday and Sunday at Tinker Air Force Base, the event will showcase planes new and old.


The Air Combat Command F-16 East and F-15 West Demonstration Teams will be perform precision maneuvers, while the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels Aerial Demonstration Team and the Army's Golden Knights Precision Parachute Team also will be featured.


A Pearl Harbor reenactment will take place using vintage military planes, like:

" the P-51,

" the T-33 and

" the MiG-17.



However, not all the action will be in the sky. A walk-through of the E-3 Sentry air warning and control system aircraft will be available, as well as static displays of aircrafts like:

" the F-22 Raptor,

" the F-117 Nighthawk and

" the B-52 Stratofortress.


The children's area will include:

" moonwalks,

" the Jurassic Jungle,

" water tag and

" putt-putt golf.


Evening activities will include live music from Mark Chesnutt and Richard Hight. One of Oklahoma's largest fireworks shows will cap off the whole affair on Saturday.


Admission is free, but some of the children's activities have a price. For more information, call 734-1900 or visit or . "CJ Macklin

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