The 12th Annual Jasper Air Show will be held on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st at Jasper County Bell Field Airport on Highway 190 West. Gates open both days at 9:00 a.m. for air show fans to see the aircraft, and the aerial portion of the show begins at 12:00 noon on Saturday and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Returning to this year’s show is world renowned aerobatic pilot Skip Stewart and his highly modified plane known as “Prometheus”. Also returning is the World War II B-25 bomber known as “Devil Dog”, which was recently on national news for flying supply missions into the hurricane disaster zone. Other World War II aircraft include the Japanese Tora Tora Tora flight and a P-51 Mustang.
Aerobatic performers this year include Jeremy Holt in his Skybolt, Spanky Gallaway in his Extra, Randy Henderson in his Texas-T-Cart, Gene Soucy in his Sho Cat, Mike Mower in his Helio Courier, and Kyle Franklin in his Piper Cub.
Also returning to the show this year will be the ReMax Real Estate Skydiving Team, and the Beaumont Radio Control Club.
Visitors can choose from a huge variety of food booths along hangar row, and children will enjoy the many activities for them on the ground, including the Mooney Fun Jumps.
EAA Chapter 1356 will provide FREE Young Eagle flights to children ages 7-17 from 9:00 to 11:30 Saturday and from 9:00 to 12:30 on Sunday with waiver signed by guardian.
*Flights are available in the B-25 bomber for $395.00 per person. This money is used by the Commemorative Air Force to maintain and preserve the historic aircraft in their fleet. To reserve a seat or for information, contact KJAS at 409-384-2626.
**AVIATORS NOTE: Fly-ins welcome! Contact air boss on 122.800 for landing instructions and marshals will taxi you to parking. Purchase armbands at ticket booth on south end of hangar row. NOTAM Saturday 11:30, NOTAM Sunday 12:30
Armbands available in advance at KJAS, located at 765 Hemphill Street in Jasper, or at the gate:
Age 18 and up - $20.00 Age 13 to 17 - $10.00
Age 4 to 12 - $5.00 Age 3 and under – FREE