Wings Over Pittsburgh airshow returns to thrill onlookers
Thousands of people packed the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon for Wings Over Pittsburgh on Saturday after a six-year hiatus.
The event, free to the public, offered ground exhibits, including vintage and current military aircraft and thrilling aerial exhibitions by stunt pilots.
Spectators lined up to see the inside of a KC-135 Stratotanker, the interior of a Fed-Ex cargo plane or the cockpit of a P-51 Mustang that was flown by the famous Tuskegee airmen. Others gathered on the grass next to the runway to see air demonstrations by the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, aerobatic pilot Sean Tucker with Team Oracle, GEICO Skytypers Airshow Team or the Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team.
For Cole Draskovich, 7, of Cranberry, the noisier, the better.
“We've seen tons of cool stuff like skydivers and planes that make big circles in the sky, but I really liked the big, loud jets,” Draskovich said.
Andrew Russell is a Tribune-Review staff writer.