Wings Over Texas
is the autho-rized publication of the TexasWing Civil Air Patrol. It is pub-lished by a private firm in noway connected with the UnitedStates Air Force or Civil AirPatrol Corporation. The opin-ions expressed in the articlesand advertisements in this mag-azine are the sole responsibilityof the contributors and in noway constitute an endorsementby the United States Air Force orthe Civil Air Patrol Corporation.
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Col. Joe R. Smith
Commander, Texas Wing
Lt. Col. Patricia P. Darby
Editor, Wings Over Texas
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Wings Over Houston
Possibly the big-gest reason teenagers join Civil Air Patrolis to eperience air-planes and flying inevery way they can.The Wings OverHouston Air Showcan give CAP cadets avision of their future.Seeing the high-flyingperformances can show a cadetthat the sky might not be the limit.Pilots from all over the countrycome to Wings Over Houston toput on a high-flying etravaganzaon the weekend of Oct. 23-24,200. This year, the Thunderbirdsboomed through the sky above anawe-inspired crowd. From eplod-ing bombs to pounding engines,Wings Over Houston entertainedwith rhythm.From the agile F-6 FightingFalcon to the enormous Boeing C-7 Globemaster II, the Wings OverHouston Air Show put on a spec-tacular performance with a goodvariety of airplanes. Knowingfrom past eperience how goodthis annual event can be, specta-tors flocked to the air show. CAPcadets also came from all over
Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Isaac Acay
the Houston area, from SheldonCadet Squadron in Houston toMarauder Composite Squadron inKingwood. The show was sched-uled to begin at ten o’clock sharpand the pilots were ready. Theyhad prepped their planes at nine-thirty, and flight after flight tookto the air, their pilots eager toshow their prowess. The U.S. AirForce Thunderbirds are an amaz-ing aerobatic team, and one of themany high-flying eamples of dis-cipline and teamwork, which arekey principles in how CAP cadetsconduct themselves.From early Friday morninguntil late Sunday evening, cadetswere hard at work making the airshow efficient. Cadets who volun-teer to work at Wings Over Houstonare given a variety of tasks. The