Rose City AirFest will take off in Tyler on Friday |


TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The second annual Rose City AirFest kicks off on Friday. The organizers have been preparing all week for the event to take off.

Travis Gladhill is the executive director of CampV.

“It’s a great family event to hang out and enjoy; to see a lot of military aircraft past and present and just pay homage to our nation,” he said.

It was to celebrate the veterans of America and East Texas.

“We’re talking about 14 different acts (who) are going to be flying over their heads putting on great performances and demonstrations when it comes to military aircraft capabilities,” Gladhill said.

The 2022 Rose City AirFest was held at the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport.

“We have everything from static display planes that they can walk to see up close and personal,” Gladhill said. “Some will actually be able to climb inside (and) lots of vendors, lots of information, plus food, entertainment, games and all.”

Event organizers said there was high-flying fun, people exploring vintage warplanes and it was all benefiting a good cause.

“All proceeds go to CampV to pay for programs like the service dog training program,” Gladhill said. “All from one rallying point all of our various programs that we offer to our East Texas veterans.”

They were honoring the veterans of East Texas, one flight at a time.


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