Gold Demonstration Team spent their weekend in Texas. We were invited to initially perform at the Heart Over Texas Air Show in Waco. We started off the visit in San Antonio with our Team’s 3rd Commander, LTC James Anderson and his son, COL Dave Anderson. Upon our visit, the residents of the Blue Skies of Texas East Residential Village welcomed us with the warmest arms! We were greeted by a multitude of veterans, reaching from the great World Wars to Vietnam. We even met with one of the very first female pilots in the Woman’s Aviation Corps (Mrs. Dorothy Lucas). Mrs. Lucas and LTC Anderson’s stories brought us all tears and are a huge reminder of what our predecessors fought for, especially during the anniversary of D-Day. Seeing all three of them, together with the rest of the Village’s Veterans as a family was amazing.
After departing from LTC Anderson, we made our way to Brooke Army Medical Center to reach out to the very first Wounded Warrior Center within the US Military. We visited a facility that had the most state of the art facility to accommodate the worst of military amputees. They even train the newest breed of medical professionals in the military. The innovation they provide, help our military wounded get back into both their military and civilian lives.
After leaving San Antonio, we headed for Waco. We spent our weekend at the air show performing for over 35K people. We were met in Waco with an average temperature of 93 degrees (ambient) and 125 degrees on the tarmac. With that, we met all of our fans with the upmost gratitude! If they came out during this incredible heat, we would be there to perform and greet them. Although there was extreme heat and sun, we had an amazing amount of fans, Senators and Congressmen to greet us once we hit the ground! We look forward to taking a part of the next years Waco, Heart of Texas Air Show!