2023 HWA Air Show

2023 HWA Air Show

Please join us on Saturday, August 26, 2023 for Historic Wendover Airfield Air Show.


Come and support this historic treasure and learn more about the events that took place at this rare WWII airfield.  The show will include some amazing planes, performers, military vehicles and displays.

Please don’t forget your folding chairs, sunglasses, sunscreen and your cameras.  Gates will open at 9:00am and close at 5:00pm.  The air show portion of the event will begin at approximately 10:00am, going until around 3:00pm.

We have put together a terrific show this year!  We have both modern and vintage aircraft committed to be at the show with aerobatic and static displays.  In addition there will be exhibits by the Utah Military Vehicle Club, the Arizona Ground Crew WWII re-enactment group, and many other fun activities.

The list of performers and aircraft will continue to grow, so please check back often for updates.

Please note the following: Refunds on tickets will only be offered up to 1 week prior to the event date (August 19th). Pets are NOT allowed onto the airfield.  Only service animals that have credentials and are leashed and vested will be permitted. NO EXCEPTIONS! No alcohol, canopies, large coolers or smoking are permitted on the airfield tarmac.

If you are interested in purchasing a vendor space at the air show, please contact Heidi Petersen at wendoverheidi@hotmail.com for a vendor contract and purchase information.


Red Thunder Airshows

The nation’s only two-ship Yak-50 demo team, featuring Barry Hancock & Karl Gashler.  The Yakovlev 50s were manufactured in Russia from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s.


Renegade AV8R

Pilot David Costa and his TS-11 Iskra classic military jet aircraft.  The Iskra is a unique Polish training jet produced first in the early 1960s.


Undaunted Airshows

This aerobatic team will have you on the edge of your seat with their formations and head to head passes.  These RV7 and RV8 aircraft are fast and agile.

Mormon Mustang

P-51 Mormon Mustang – John Bagley

This P-51 is from the Legacy Flight Museum. It is from post-WWII production by Trans Florida Aviation (Cavalier Mustang II). Trans Florida used surplus airframes, updated the avionics and added a second seat. They were sold as private aircraft and to foreign militaries via the Department of Defense. This P-51D pays homage to the original ‘Mormon Mustang’ flown by Roland Wright.


Grumman TBM Avenger

This living piece of WWII history is an asset of the Rocky Mountain CAF and it is always a crowd favorite.  The TBM was manufactured by General Motors and used by both the Navy and Marines.


Utah CAF – North American T-6 Texan

Also known as the ‘SNJ’ by the Navy and the ‘Harvard’ by the British Commonwealth, The T-6 was the most widely used trainer aircraft for the U.S. and our allies.  Over 15,000 were manufactured.


Utah CAF – Boeing Stearman

With it’s relatively low cost and high maneuverability, the Stearman was likely the first aircraft that WWII era pilots flew.  Over 10,000 were produced and there are over 1,000 still flying.


Trojan Acrobatics

Pilot Dan Kirkland with his North American T-28 ‘Trojan’.  The T-28 was primarily used as a trainer beginning in the 1950s by the U.S. Airforce and Navy.  It was also used as a counter insurgence aircraft during the Vietnam War.


GoPro Bomb Squad

GoPro’s human flight team is a crowd stunner.  These four Utah-based daredevils have traveled the world jumping from airplanes, helicopters, buildings and cliffs.  With their wind suits they can reach ridiculous free falling speeds of over 100 miles per hour.


Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star

The T-33 jet trainer was produced from 1948 to 1959.  Just over 6,500 were built and used by the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy.


Boeing C-17 Globemaster

Coming from Travis AFB in Fairfield, California, this massive aircraft will be available for tours on the airfield tarmac.


Douglas C-54 Skymaster

HWA’s own, recently acquired aircraft.  This aircraft had been used previously as a firefighting tanker.  The belly tank has been removed and it is on its way to being restored to resemble a 320th Troop Carrier Squadron C-54 that was attached to the 509th CG in Wendover.  Come climb around in it.


North American F-86 Sabre

This aircraft is an asset of the USAF and is currently on loan to HWA for display.  Introduced in 1949, the F-86 was primarily used during the Korean War as a bomber and interceptor.  Countries around he world used the F-86 for decades.  A few variations were produced, including the F-86A and F-86D.

King Air

King Air B200 – Intermountain Healthcare

This medical transport aircraft is an asset of the Intermountain Healthcare servicing the Intermountain West.  With its dual patient capabilities, it is the most widely deployed ambulance aircraft in the world.  Produced by Beechcraft, they have been in continuous production since 1974.  The 200 model features dual Pratt & Whitney turbo prop engines and has the ability to land on very short regional runways.

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