Wings over Winston 2023

Join us for an exhilarating weekend on October 14, 2023, for another spectacular Wings Over Winston Airshow.

Once again, we have some of the top performers in the airshow world coming to Louisville, Mississippi. Here's the current agenda for the Saturday show:

The show begins with a patriotic theme after a welcome by Mayor Will Hill and an opening prayer by local pastor.  

  • The National Anthem will be sung as skyjumpers depart from 6,500 feet up in the sky. Greg Bryant of Laurel, MS, and two fellow jumpers will bring the flag down circled by an authentic WWII T6 trainer piloted by Jimmy Fordham of the AeroShell team. Fordham will then perform a T6 solo aerobatic act.

  • Our good friend, Greg Koontz from Alabama, will thrill us with his Super Decathlon act.

  • For the FIRST TIME ever in Louisville, we have a Wingwalker! Carol Pilon from Quebec, Canada, will amaze you with her routine done without a parachute on and atop the wings of her beautiful red biplane.

  • Frank Kimmel from Greenwood is back in a solo act with that wonderful WWII-era Corsair.

  • Eric Hollingsworth from Jackson, MS, will turn things upside down in his clipped-wing Taylorcraft.

  • Carey Harding from Starkville will return with a formation flight of at least 4 of those beautiful bi-wing Stearman trainers. You'll love the roar of those rotary engines overhead!

  • Another first-time event is Bob Carlton piloting his one-of-a-kind jet sailplane. Bob hails from New Mexico and this is his first airshow in Mississippi.

  • The Alabama Boys, Clem Cleaver and Grandpa Fred return with another chapter of hilarious fun and daredevil flying (and landing!).

  • Stephen Covington from Texas performs for us in Raptor, that beautiful, specially modified Pitts S2S biplane. His act features lots of smoke and jaw-dropping aerobatics.

  • Our finale will be the AeroShell Team doing a combo of formation flight and aerobatics. Smoke, Lights, and Excitement with four WWII-era T6 trainers; these guys are the very best at what they do.  

   AeroShell Team

-  Mark Henley - flying Airshows for over 35 years.

- Steve Gustafson -flying soloed the same T-6 he has flown since high school. 

- Bryan Regan - dreamed of flying for most of his childhood.

- Jimmy Fordham - began flying at age 14, taught by his father.

Remember that gates open at 0930, with shuttle buses starting their runs at 0915 from the Coliseum. Free parking, Free Shuttle Service, FREE can't beat that deal anywhere! Come on out, bring the family a few lawn chairs, and enjoy a delightful day of aviation-related entertainment. Vendors on site with BBQ, Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Fried Catfish and the trimmings. SnoCones and Ice Cream for dessert.

NOTE: Airport Avenue will be closed at Joe Cannon Road. Shuttles to/from the ball field and coliseum parking areas will be provided.