2018 Heart of Texas Airshow in Waco, TX
This year will go down in history to be the most gloomy Airshow I have been since for both days we have cloud ceiling not more than 800 ft. Its Spring time in Texas and we are getting wind chill as low as in the 35 degree F on both days. Blue Angels had to cancel on Saturday after flying for a few minutes. on Sunday we fare better when the Blues actually did half the show until the ceiling gets so bad that they have to cancel the show again. As for the A-10C Demonstration, the A10 did fly but did not do the full demo or the Heritage flight.
We get to cover both on practice days and Actual Airshow days for this event.
Military Aircraft for Waco Airshow
|Unit||Numbers||Aircraft type||Special Markings|
|136th Airlift Wing “Roper”||31456||C-130H|
|357th FS||78-684||A-10C||yellow tail|
|357th FS||79-202||A-10C||355thOG white tail|
Practice Day and Arrivals.
As you can tell from the shots, the weather is much better on the Friday when we get spotty sun coverage. Able to catch the arrivals was also a big plus since we get to see the VX-30 P-3C and other Navy jets in the hot ramp. The A-10C and Blue Angels did a full demonstration in moderately good light.
Hotramp and Static Display
Photographs from Bill Havel and Dave Chng
Article by Dave Chng