Wings Out West Wows in More Ways Than One!

12 October 2018  
Thousands of people showed up to the Embry-Riddle Wings Out West Airshow on Saturday, October 6.

The weather was cool and a bit windy, but that didn’t stop the several thousand people who showed up for the Airshow at Prescott Regional Airport. 

Among the visitors was Governor Doug Ducey, who looked at the planes, and stopped to talk to many of the people who were there.

One of the highlights of the Airshow, of course, was the aerial acrobatics performed by premiere pilots Matt Chapman, Rob Holland, Bill Stein, Steven Bennett, Gary Rower and "The Immortal Red Baron". Unique to this year’s event was a reenactment of a dogfight between Lt. Ernest A. Love and a German adversary. This reenactment was designed as a salute to the WWI aviator from Prescott. After the reenactment, a "Missing Plane" formation flew in the skies as a reminder of the sacrifices made by the hometown hero, Lt. Ernest A. Love.

Embry-Riddle's Wings Out West Airshow was part of their 40th Anniversary Celebration in Prescott. The Wings Out West event was sponsored by the City of Prescott and Embry-Riddle.

Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder and Editor of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She asks a lot of questions! In her spare time, she loves photography, cooking and hanging out with her family.