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CAF to host 51st Airsho

September 3, 2014

Odessa American, Texas

Sept. 03--The 51st Airsho is around the corner, but it's the first since the Commemorative Air Force voted to move its headquarters from Midland to Dallas.

The CAF Airsho, which will be Oct. 11 and Oct. 12, will include a new act called "Dracula, The Rise of Vacul," according to a news release, along with the Red Tail Squadron RISE ABOVE traveling exhibit, and other regular attractions including FiFi, the world's only flying B-29.

The gates at the Airsho open at 8:30 a.m.Oct. 11 and Oct. 12 at Midland International Airport.

Advanced tickets are $20 for adults, while tickets at the gate are $25. Tickets for children from 6 years old to 12 years old are $5 and children under 5 years old get in free. Parking is an additional $5, according to the release, and partial proceeds will benefit the Boy Scouts of America.

Although CAF President Steve Brown initially said the museum and Airsho would remain in Midland, that has been put into question after the vote to move the headquarters. Brown said if Rep. Tom Craddick follows through on his vow not to support funding from the legislature, he couldn't guarantee that the West Texas staples would remain in Midland.

Despite public outcry in Midland from locals and public officials alike, the vote among CAF members to move the headquarters passed by about two votes.

The headquarters has not yet moved, as the building still must be constructed at the Dallas Executive Airport, but Brown himself has already moved to Dallas and is working there ahead of the official move.

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