Annual air show set for Saturday in Burnet
By LYNETTE SOWELL
The 26th annual Bluebonnet Air Show is set for Saturday, September 9, in Burnet, at the Burnet Airport.
Gates open at 9 a.m. for static aircraft displays. Air show times are from noon until 3 p.m. Air show performances will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will finish around 4:30 p.m.
Air show acts for this year include the T-6 Twisted Texan, the B-25 Mitchell Yellow Rose, P-51 Mustang Pecos Bill, and the PBJ-1J Devil Dog.
One of the inspirations for this year’s event poster was a photo featuring Burnet-area veteran and aviator Art Strickland taken during World War II as he stood in front of the aircraft he piloted.
Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for military with I.D. and for seniors age 60+; students ages 6-17 are $5 and children ages five and under are free.
Admission is $2 off with the ad in today’s Cove Leader-Press.
Parking is free on the east side of Highway 281 behind Cecil’s Auto Dealership with shuttle service to transport across the highway, or $10 on site at the airport.
Disabled parking is available on site at the airport on a first-come, first-served basis.
To reach the air show, take Highway 190 west to Lampasas, then Highway 281 south to the Burnet Airport.