2nd annual Festival of Flight takes off in Bonham

By: Alexandra Carter Email
By: Alexandra Carter Email

(BONHAM, TEXAS) -- The second annual Bonham Festival of Flight took off Saturday.

Kate Kyer is a Honey Grove resident and pilot who used her passion for flight to organize the second annual Bonham Festival of Flight, " when we first moved out here a few years ago I said what a great little airport..we need to do something..have a fly in..and then we very happily turned it into an air show."

Jones Field airport was filled with spectators Saturday watching over 100 pilots from all over dance through the air.

There were also local food and shopping vendors and free plane rides for kids. Kate Kyer , " the idea is to get young people interested in aviation..to show them what flying's all about."

Opening in 1929, Jones Field is rich in history. Organizer Stephen Murden says The Festival of Flight is a great opportunity to bring some of the old planes back and showcase new planes and aerobatics," it's a great way to show what we have to offer as an airport..the uniqueness of things from old to new..there's a great mix of old aviation..our old war birds."

Charles Brown is a Korean War veteran who has been watching air shows for years. He says the style of shows has changed drastically, " quite a bit because now we're in the jets and it's so much faster and everything."

Spectators were surprised when the Bonham Police arrested a pilot...but it turns out it was a surprise appearance from Kevin Lacey from the popular Discovery show " Airplane Repo."

Aspiring pilot Luke Blythe volunteered at the festival and though he's young he says he appreciates the history behind the profession he admires, " I got to sit in one of the T-6 War birds..which was really cool."


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