Wings over Waukesha Air Show returns this weekend to Crites Field

Published on: 8/22/2014

The Wings over Waukesha Air Show returns this weekend to the Waukesha County Airport grounds, 2525 Aviation Drive. 

Gates for the event, which features an air show and aviation expo, open at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets cost $15 for adults, $7 for students ages 5 to 17, and the event is free for youth 4 years old and younger.

The event includes a pancake breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday.

B-17 flights are available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days and the Wings over Waukesha Air Show is from 1:15 to 3:30 p.m. 

Gates close at 6 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Parking is $5.

The two-day event also features many kids activities, exhibitors, aircraft displays, musical performances and food and merchandise vendors on the grounds.

Helicopter rides by Fly High Wisconsin cost $40 per person for a six to eight mile ride.

Wings over Waukesha is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting aviation and honoring aviation history.

This year Wings over Waukesha is honoring women in aviation and will host two nationally-renowned female aerobatics performers.

The air show will feature international award-winning aerobatic pilot, Patty Wagstaff, as its headliner and Susan Dacy and her “Big Red” Super Stearman bi-plane.

Ear plugs are recommended as are lawn chairs for the air show. No food or beverages, other than water, can be carried into the event grounds.

Smoking is not allowed on event grounds.

Girl Scout groups were at the airport for "Women in Aviation Day" on Friday as female aviation professionals taught them about career opportunities in the aviation field.

The female aviation professionals also hosted stations on aircraft maintenance, commercial and military aviation.