Large crowd gathers for Red Tails over Montgomery Air Show

Large crowd gathers for Red Tails over Montgomery Air Show

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Red Tails over Montgomery Air Show took flight in the capital city on Saturday afternoon.

The show was hosted by the 187th Fighter Wing. Officials there said they estimate over 20,000 people were at the show.

"We are just so thankful for the support we have from our community. We've enjoyed that for many years. Most recently trying to win the F-35 competition to come here to Montgomery and we couldn't have done it without the community. So, we wanted to open up our doors and show everybody what we do here," said 187th Fighter Wing Vice Commander Col. Ed Casey.

Jason Flowers is a cadet at the United States Air Force Academy. He's also a member of the Wings of Blue. Saturday was his 546th time jumping out of a plane; however, it was his parents' first time watching him.

"It made all this training over the last couple of years worth it. Like, if I never get to jump again and that was how it ended, I would love to do it that way," Jason Flowers said.

Yaroslav Borodenko is also a cadet at the USAFA.

"It's an amazing adrenaline rush, and every time we get to perform for people or try new things it gives you this new rush that you never get tired of it, it always feels like the first time," Borodenko said.

Aerial demonstrations included the Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team and Heritage Flight, the Air Force Wings of Blue parachute demonstration team, the Alabama Boys comedy flying act, and others.

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