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Wings of the North’s annual AirExpo will give attendees the chance to get up close to all things with wings. 

The two-day event, now in its 20th year, features a mix of new attractions and old favorites. As in years past, nearly 40 iconic aircraft will be present and flying, including the B-17 Flying Fortress “Yankee Lady,” which is also selling rides.

New features this year include a visit from two A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog” ground attack aircraft from the Maryland Air National Guard. Both days will also feature performances from the Red Bull Air Force parachute team, which bills itself as “The World’s Most Elite Sky Dive Team.”

According to Wings of the North Director Bob Jasperson, AirExpo 2019 is a family event that also teaches some great history lessons.

“Aviation has always fascinated people and it has led to developments in science and technology that have benefited everyone,” Jasperson said. “Wings of the North tries to present all aspects of aviation history through the AirExpo show. The heart of the show is the aircraft of the World War II era, including the B-17 Flying Fortress, the P-51 Mustang, the F-4U Corsair and many others. We also have more modern aircraft, including many current planes that the average person can own and fly.”

The 2019 AirExpo runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 13, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 14. Tickets cost $20 for adults. Each paid adult ticket also includes one child admission for visitors age 17 and under. Additional tickets for children ages 8-17 cost $5. There is also a pancake breakfast both days from 8-11 a.m.

For more information, visit wotn.org/airexpo/

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