Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Balloons, Balloons and More Balloons

A benefit to being in our area is the number of local events.

One of these events is the Annual DFW Summer Balloon Classic on June 19-21. Aircraft from the Cold War Air Museum will be joining the Commemorative Air Force Museum R4D this Saturday at the Midway Regional airport.

The event is described as: An Aviation Extravaganza featuring 40 magnificent Hot Air Balloons. 5 beautiful mass ascensions followed by top ranked competitors flying their balloons in challenging competition in the morning flights. "Lite the Nite" balloon glow at sunset on Saturday evening fills the area with balloons on static display to light the sky with spectacular glow of color! Sunday 3pm MidWay Takes to the Skies Air Show! Aviation Extravaganza during the day features airplanes, helicopters, military aircraft, gliders, skydivers, powered parachutes, RC aircraft and more in flight and on static display. Some flights available to public include helicopter, glider, airplane and DC3. Attractions-Exhibits, food, arts & crafts, children’s area and more! Something for all ages! Free admission ($10 parking)

For more information and an event schedule, check the Balloon Classic web site. MidWay Regional Airport is just south of Dallas and Ft Worth off Hwy 287 between Midlothian and Waxahachie.

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