Wings of Freedom Airshow

May 28th, 2005


So there I was, minding my own business working on an awfully horrendous project, and I noticed it sounded like airplanes were trying to modify my chimney, which is pretty odd, sitting here half-way up the bluff in Red Wing. About the fifth time, I stuck my beak out, and saw an old biplane, don’t know enough to say anything more about it, and then a little bit later saw something a LOT bigger and louder that had a distinct military air about it.

Turns out there’s an airshow today and tomrrow here in Red Wing, Wings of Freedom 2005, sponsored by Treasure Island. After it was over for the day, Kenya and I snuck in and had a look around.


Tomorrow, Sunday May 29th, is the last day, from 9-5 at the Red Wing airport. Click for ticket info.

From the Red Wing Visitors and Convention Bureau website:

Flying events will include:

* Aerobatic displays and formation flyovers of WWII period aircraft
* Periodic flybys of current military aircraft
* Reenactment of the attack on Pearl Harbor by the world famous CAF act TORA! TORA! TORA!
* Commemorative flights by the historic aircraft of the CAF for the Doolittle Raid, the Battle of Midway, and others.
* Other evens to be announced.
* Missing Man Formation

Red Wing Airport is just across the Mississippi river from downtown Red Wing,Minnesota, on Wisconsin HWY 35 between Hager City and Bay City, Wisconsin.

These two had just landed, and then the little one turned right around and took off again:


I wonder if they’ll be practicing the Tora, Tora, Tora bit over the Prairie Island plant?

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