The special high-flying festivities of the family event, “Wings Over Weatherford” (WOW) will be one of the first fly-in warbird-based events in western Oklahoma, notably in Weatherford on September 30 at their Stafford Air and Space Museum. The Museum is at the Stafford Airport, which will make it easy for the aviation pilots to fly-in and take part.
The gates will open at 9:00 AM with free donuts distributed, and the last flight will be about 4:00 PM. Admission will be $5.00 for adults and free for children ages 12 and under and for museum members. In addition to food trucks on site for lunch service, also for the kids will be a free bomb train ride and a kid’s zone with a bounce house obstacle course and vintage-style carnival games.
The ticket purchase will include admission to the Museum, one of the only five-star rated air and space museums in the country, which has exhibits, a flight simulation computer lab, a planetarium, an educational center, and more.
For those familiar with aircraft, almost 20 warbirds on display will include a P-51 Mustang (“Miss America”), a P-19, a T-28 Trojan, a B-25 Mitchell, a Stearman Biplane, an A-26, and a C-47 (“Boogie Baby”).
Not only will WOW feature tours of select historical biplanes and bombers and civil aircraft, but the public will be able to meet the pilots and purchase flights on some of the unique historic planes! You could take an exhilarating ride in a rare open cockpit 1940 WACO ZPF-7 biplane that was used to train recruits in aerobatics as the United States built up for war overseas. Another open cockpit will be in a PT-19 aircraft, which was a primary trainer in the early 1940s for the US Army Air Corps
If an open cockpit is too brave for you, you can choose a seat on the A-26 “Lady Liberty,” which was the only model of combat aircraft that saw action in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.