This year's air show a celebration indeed

  • Published
  • By Lt Col Cynthia A. Wong
  • 911th Mission Support Group
Last year the Wings Over Pittsburgh Air show was on Father's Day weekend. This year we have the opportunity to honor all the area mothers by presenting the best air show on Mother's Day weekend. We are also commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Air Force Reserve Command, the 250th Anniversary of Pittsburgh and also remembering the significance of the Berlin Airlift on their 60th Anniversary. 

This is the 911th Airlift Wing's eighth air show and personally my fourth, but still a year of many firsts. This is the first time the 911th AW will be hosting the Canadian Snowbirds, the first time having the F-22, and most importantly for convenience, the first time Business Rt. 60 will remain open throughout the entire show. 

This year's air show will take place May 10 and 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the gates closing at 3 p.m. This is a FREE, family-friendly event so make sure you tell all your
family, friends, and neighbors because this is one event that you can easily afford to attend. 

Wings Over Pittsburgh is our way of thanking the community for their tremendous support. They give us so much here at the 911th AW and this is our way of giving back. We at the 911th AW could never do this show alone. It takes many hands to make it happen. The air show is a partnership between the 911th AW, Pittsburgh International Airport, and local authorities. We thank our many volunteers--Navy, Marines, Army, Pitt ROTC, North Allegheny High School AF JROTC, our Civil Air Patrol cadets, and others for helping us make it all possible. 

We in the 911th AW Mission Support Group are going to have a major role in this year's show. I am very proud of the assistance the Mission Support Group provides in making this happen, from all the preplanning to trash pick-up or parking cars. 

Over the past eight years, Wings Over Pittsburgh has grown into one of the best air show events in the U.S. A complete list of performers and static displays, transportation, and parking information can be found on our website at and visit the site often for the most up-to-date information. There's bound to be a lot of action this year so don't miss it and we'll see you at the show.