To culminate the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team's Summer 2012 Jump School, the Team will be hosting an Open Hanger Day and Fly-In on July 28th 2012, 8:00 am to 3:00 p.m..
The Open Hangar Day and Fly-In will be held at the historic Frederick Army Airfield section of the Frederick Regional Airport, southeast of Frederick, Oklahoma. The event is free and open to the public. The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team extends a special invitation to all veterans of World War II to attend.
Throughout the day, military displays and memorabilia will be presented by the members of the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team. Historic military vehicles will also be on display. In addition, instructors and students from the jump school will be on-hand to show off their equipment and answer questions about the Team. An Airborne Jump Demonstration is planned for that morning.
You my also want to take the "ride-along" Airborne experience. Join as a Gold level Member and you will be entitled to a C-47 flight while it is dropping paratroopers.
Displays will also be provided by US Army Recruiting, a T-6 Texan II from Sheppard Air Force Base; Altus Air Force Base, US Air Force Recruiting; Oklahoma Highway Patrol; Staff from the U.S. Army Artillery Museum from Fort Sill will be exhibiting their WWII Jeep, and will have their 105mm-howitzer set up to fire blanks! For added entertainment, the local Bluegrass band "Wichita Mountain Bluegrass" will be performing at 11am. The General Tommy Frank's Traveling Road show will also be present.
Many WWII Veterans will be in attendance, who will be honored that afternoon at the wing pinning ceremony for the jump school students.
In addition to the Airborne Team's activities, all pilots are invited to attend the fly-in, breakfast will be provided for fly-in participants.
Transportation will be available to take pilots into town, and lunch, drinks and snacks will be available in the 1940s era "mess hall".
That weekend is full of fun, as the Frederick Arts Council is proud to present a special concert the night before Open Hangar Day, on Friday July 27th. The concert will be a performance by "jazzE", which is made up of Texas musicians with backgrounds ranging from theatrical to rock n roll, blues, and country. The performance will be held at the Historical Ramona Theater on Friday, July 27th at 7pm. Tickets will be $15.00. Tickets will be available in Frederick at KC's, Frederick Ace Hardware, and the Frederick Chamber. Credit card orders can be made via www.frederickokchamber.org or calling 580-335-2126.
In a special moment, WWII Widow Peggy Harris from Vernon, TX will be honored, along with her late husband 1st Lt. Billie Harris. It took over 60 years for Mrs. Harris to find out what happened to her husband, but when she did she found out much more than she expected. Her story was recently featured on the CBS News.
The Band "jazzE" mixes together to provide an eclectic collection of classic jazz and originals with a Patsy Cline remembrance as well. The first half of the show will feature nostalgic jazz numbers like "I'll Be Seeing Y ou" and "Wonderful World" while the latter half will be a "Tribute to Patsy Cline"
The group remembers Cline's music with songs such as "Anytime" "Crazy" and "Back in Baby's Arms" and jazz standards like "Blue Skies," "Summertime" and "Fly Me to the Moon. Don't miss this great evening of music in the lovely and cool Ramona Theater!
For more information about the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team please visit www.wwiiadt.org.
For more information contact:
Frederick Chamber of Commerce