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Central Texas Airshow 2013

Get ready for 3 Days of fun and excitement for the entire family! This years airshow takes place from May 3rd through May 5th at the Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport in Temple. With over 25,000 people showing up to Temple Texas for the yearly Central Texas Airshow founded by the Georgetown Pilots Association to celebrate the fun and excitement and love of airplanes! This years show features Andrew Wright and the Giles G202, Randy Ball and the MIG17, Randy Henderson and the Texas T-Cart, and the Bell UH-1E Huey.

What you will see this year:

Andrew Wright and the G202

The G202, designed by Richard Giles in the late 1990s, is an all-carbon-fiber construction experimental category aerobatic aircraft that is purpose built for unlimited aerobatics. The airframe is both extremely light and extremely strong, weighing only 1000 pounds empty, and able to sustain flight loads of up to 10 positive and 10 negative G. This combination of lightness and strength enables the G202 to execute extremely tight maneuvers at high speeds, and powered by a 4-cylinder 238 horsepower Lycoming engine, it is faster than many more powerful aerobatic aircraft. Its 22-foot wingspan, combined with full span ailerons, yields a roll rate in excess of 500 degrees per second, making it the fastest rolling aircraft on the airshow circuit, faster even than the venerable F16.

Randy W. Ball and the MIG17

Randy W. Ball / MIG Pilot is a sixth generation Texan who performs throughout North America, From Canada to Mexico. He has flown more than 1,000 performances, making him one of the most internationally recognized jet aerobatic pilots ever. In fact, Randy is the only pilot in all of North America- (Civilian, or Military) to hold an FAA Unlimited Aerobatic rating for both Day and Night, in jet fighters.

His solo demo is design to resemble the tactical demo of the F-16 Falcon, the first fighter that could out-turn the Vietnam era MIG-17. During his demo in the MIG-17F, he routinely pulls 8gs and reaches speeds approaching 700 mph all while sometimes flying less than 100 feet off the ground.

Randy Henderson and the Texas T-Cart

The Texas T-Cart is a highly modified, clipped-wing Taylorcraft BC12-D, and first rolled off the assembly line in 1946. Randy spent two years modifying this homebuilt taildragger in his hangar at Cottonpatch Aerodrome in Frisco, Texas.

The wings of the Texas T-Cart have been clipped eight feet for a total wingspan of twenty-eight feet, and the engine is a 180 horsepower Lycoming. It also has both an inverted fuel system especially designed for aerobatics and a smoke oil system that Randy uses during all of his air show performances.

Texas T-Cart Airshows offers competition style aerobatic demonstrations and truly exciting "Texas Style" air show performances. During our crowd-pleasing shows, the Kid from Cottonpatch performs three truly unique maneuvers at air show center: The Texas Two-Step, the Texas Turn, and the Texas Touchdown.
The Texas Two-Step is a fishtail hammerhead that makes the T-Cart's tail swing from side to side as it "dances in the sky." The Texas Turn is an original maneuver. Randy turns his airplane 360 degrees without banking the wings, and he is the only pilot on the air show circuit who knows its secret. After his flight, our championship pilot comes down from the sky with his Texas Touchdown " an exciting one-wheeled landing " as the Texas T-Cart blows clouds of smoke down the runway.

Ride in the Bell UH-1E Huey

In 1979 the Collings Foundation was founded to support "living history" events involving transportation. They will bring the UH-1 Huey helicopter to the Airshow.
The UH-1 Huey was one of the most successful heavy lift and troop transport helicopters ever used. It initially saw combat in Vietnam where its use as an infantry transport craft into the dense jungles made its type famous on television in some of the first news broadcasts from the battlefields. The basic design lasted long beyond Vietnam and is still in use by some National Guard and Reserve units.
A ride in this historic Vietnam era aircraft is only $80 per person.

Tora! Tora! Tora!

On December 7th, 1941, at 7:30AM, Pearl Harbor, on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, was starting another quiet Sunday morning. Almost the entire pacific fleet, nearly 100 ships, is berthed at Pearl Harbor, including eight battle ships, all in a row. Only the carriers are missing and out to sea. Many officers and sailors are on shore leave, many are sleeping, and Pearl City is just beginning wake up. People are eating breakfast, getting ready for church, getting ready for another regular day. No one expected what was coming in only a matter of minutes.

At 7:55 am the first wave of 183 Japanese aircraft--bombers, dive-bombers and torpedo planes--arrived over Pearl Harbor. Commander Logan Ramsey of Ford Island Command Center sends out a message for all radiomen on duty to send out in plain English: "AIR RAID PEARL HARBOR THIS IS NO DRILL." No one knows it yet on the mainland, but America is suddenly at war with Japan.

Tora! Tora! Tora! ("tiger, tiger tiger") was the Japanese code designating the successful attack on Pearl Harbor. Today, Tora! Tora! Tora! is the Commemorative Air Force's reenactment of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. You don't have to imagine the Zeros, emblazoned with the red sun of the Japanese empire, diving toward the sleeping Pacific fleet. Here at the Central Texas Airshow, history comes to you. Watch as vintage aircraft recreate the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Feel the ground shake as over 60 pyrotechnic effects paint the sky orange and black. Hear the deafening roar of the airplanes, feel the heat of the explosions, and get some sense of how it was on that morning 71 years ago. You are there!

The Tora group consists of approximately 25 volunteers who are committed to preserving this piece of American history with a live re-telling of one of the most shocking moments in our history: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. President Roosevelt was right when he predicted that it was "A day which will live in infamy," since it precipitated the American entry into World War II and altered the history of the world. Although this war has long since taken its place in history, and we should never forget. We welcome the dedicated men and women of the Tora! Tora! Tora! team, whose appropriate motto is "lest we forget."

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