Thursday, June 05, 2014

Air Show Sees Cutbacks From Military But Aims To Fly Higher

NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |  

KENNEWICK, WA - Cutbacks for the military have made things harder for organizers of the Water Follies air show, but this year they tell us the lineup will have spectators sights soaring.

Not only will some of our favorites be back, but there will be a couple new additions to the show. Vintage aircraft that have never flown here in the Tri-Cities will take flight including a DC-3, which was one of the first commercial planes.

"It's the twin engine kind of stubby nose, when you see the 1940's and 50's view of traveling aircraft, they were on a DC-3," explained air show director Scott Meyer.

In addition to it's flights for the show, you can take a ride on the vintage plane from Bergstrom Airport in Pasco over the course of the weekend. Another first this year is a team of wing-suit jumpers that will fly over the river before deploying parachutes.

NBC Right Now will continue to highlight all of the exciting sights from this year's 49th annual Water Follies, which will take place the 25th through the 27th this July.


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