HOUSTON - The Wings Over Houston air show is going to look a little different this year and will feature numerous vintage warplanes.
No modern military planes, including the originally planned Thunderbirds, will perform. That's because aerial demonstrations by the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels are grounded due to sequester budget cuts earlier this year.
The Air Force canceled the Thunderbirds entire 2013 season back in April due to those same cuts. The current federal government shutdown is not a threat to the show.
Now the 29th Annual Wings Over Houston air show will focus on vintage airplanes. Organizers said there was no shortage of vintage pilots wanting to sign up.
"We actually had to turn away a lot of performers this year just because everybody wants to fly, and we can't fly everybody unfortunately," said Bill Roach with Wings Over Houston.
The show will also feature a performance by Dusty, the famous crop duster from the Disney movie, 'Planes.'
Other highlights include a special 60th anniversary Korean War tribute, the world's only flying B-29 Superfortress and the Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron.
Wings Over Houston will be held on October 26 and 27 at Ellington Airport.
Organizers expect to have 65,000 people attend.
Click over to WingsOverHouston.com for tickets and more information.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that the current government shutdown was affecting Wings Over Houston. We regret the error.
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