AreoShell Aerobatic Team is IN for 2018!

Boy! This one has been hard to keep a ‘secret’

Chad Ezell and Anna Ezell Shortes had been working to confirm AreoShell since Chad talked to the crew at Oshkosh. Even though Chad is hard at work at Ezell Aviation and Ace (Anna) is spending time with Nelson Ezell in recovery and at the office, they got the FINAL approval today! You are reading that correctly! Not only will we proudly host Tora! Tora! Tora! in 2018 but you will also get to experience the AreoShell Aerobatic Team here in #breckenridgetexas!

From the AeroShell website:

“The AeroShell Aerobatic Team has been performing for over twenty-five years, amassing thousands of hours in front of airshow fans all over North America”

****Breckenridge, Texas: small, but MIGHTY!***

Rhonda Crawford
Airshow Coordinator

AirSOC article on the 2017 Airshow!

Nelson Ezell flying the CAF SB2C Helldiver in 1989. Photo by Bill Crump

By Stephen Chapis Chino. Geneseo. Reading. TICO. Ypsilanti. The names of these traditionally warbird-heavy airshows all elicit visions of warbirds large and small as far as the eye can see, while the sky reverberates to the rumble of Wrights, Pratt & Whitneys, Allisons, and Merlins. Quite often a warbird airshow can touch the lives of young and old in a much more intimate way than an airshow that is dominated by modern military hardware. The latter is often roped off so a spectator can only marvel at their beauty from a distance. At many warbird shows one can walk right up to their favorite aircraft and see it up close, touch it, smell it and often it will reach out and touch you with a few drips of oil.

For as many warbird airshows one can name there are others that have faded into our memories. One of those airshows was Breckenridge. In 1977, the late-Howard Pardue was instrumental in starting the Breckenridge Airshow and for two decades this airshow always attracted warbirds from around the country and from within Texas, which has always been home to a number of Commemorative Air Force (CAF) squadrons, flying museums, and private collections. Then, like so many other shows, it ceased to exist. In late 2016, twenty years after the last show, the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce, Stephens County Airport, and Ezell Aviation announced the air show will return in 2017. The announcement spread like wildfire and the line-up is now just as impressive as it ever was in the past. Performers include the CAF’s Tora! Tora! Tora!, Comanche Fighters, Texas Flying Legends Museum, Mid-America Flight Museum, Randy Ball in his MiG-17, the CAF’s B-25 Devil Dog, Carl Best in his T-6, and many more.

The Texas Flying Legends Museum Vic on it's initial flypast over AirVenture. (photo by Jake Peterson)The Texas Flying Legends Museum Vic on it’s initial flypast over AirVenture. (photo by Jake Peterson)

Warbird News wishes the organizers, performers, and participants an air show that creates exciting new memories to add to the nostalgic recollections of years gone by. The show is scheduled for May 28, 2017, at the Stephens County Airport in Breckenridge Texas.


The full experience

You might need some time to finish this one but Kevin does a GREAT job capturing the spirit of our event.

Thank you, Kevin!

Published on Jun 28, 2017

The Breckenridge Airshow 2017 video was shot on May 28th 2017 at Stephens County Airport in Breckenridge, Texas. In this video you will see an amazing return of one of the best airshows in the State of Texas! After 20 years, Breckenridge, Texas begins a return back to what real airshows are all about. This video shows numerous static displays before one of the most amazing airshows I’ve ever seen! Please take time to watch from beginning to the end. You will see what I saw on Memorial Day weekend 2017! It was so worth the 2.5 hour road trip from Dallas, Texas!