Air show puts on dazzling performances

BROWNSVILLE — Eyes were on the sky at BrownsvilleSouthPadre IslandAirport yesterday afternoon as aircraft took flight in a dazzling show for the 2016 Air Fiesta.

Thousands of spectators traveled to the airport for an up-close glimpse of classic aircrafts and the chance to see them maneuver in the skies over Brownsville.

Air Fiesta Chairman David Hughston said Air Fiesta will continue this morning with the air show to begin at noon.

Hughston said at least 4,000 people attended the show Saturday, but final numbers aren’t available yet. Hughston credited the boost in attendance with the date of the shows — before Charro Days — and fabulous weather.

Hughston advised the public to come early for the second day.

“On Sunday, folks should definitely come early, before 11 a.m. if they’d like to see the aircrafts up close,” Hughston said. “Today many people were able to see the aircrafts after the show, but we won’t have the ramp open on Sunday after the show.”

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