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Wichita Flight Festival lineup includes re-creation of attack on Pearl Harbor

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Friday, March 15, 2013, at 11:54 a.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 11:43 p.m.

The 2013 Wichita Flight Festival will be Sept. 28-29 at Jabara Airport and will include national flight acts and a concert by an Eagles tribute band.

Officials from the city of Wichita, which puts on the annual event, announced the lineup at a news conference Friday at Jabara, 3512 N. Webb Road.

“It’s only six months and 12 days away,” said City Council member Lavonta Williams, who read the list of acts scheduled to appear.

The headline act, she said, will be Tora Tora Tora, a Texas-based group that re-creates the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, complete with explosions, fire and smoke. Other acts include the Indy Boys, who will bring a jet-powered Snoopy doghouse, and Kent Pietsch, who lands a plane on a platform strapped to the top of a moving pickup truck.

The festival also will include a Kid’s Zone, food concourse and a “Fly Market” vendor and education area.

Admission to the day-time activities of the festival will be free. A Saturday night twilight air show and concert featuring Eagles tribute band Hotel California will require a $10 ticket, available at www.wichitatix.com or by calling 316-219-4849.

Festival organizers also are launching a poster contest for artists 18 or older. The winner will receive a cash prize and will have his or her art featured on Flight Festival lapel pins. For poster contest rules and entry forms, visit WichitaArts.com.

For more information on the lineup, visit WichitaFlightFestival.com.

Reach Denise Neil at 316-268-6327 or dneil@wichitaeagle.com.

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