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The Greater Waco Aviation Alliance established the Freedom Ball to be a patriotically themed gala that recognizes active-duty military, veterans and Gold Star Spouses for their service and sacrifice to our nation. It is the only event of its kind in the Heart of Texas area and is very well received by the military community. This is an opportunity for the public to say thank you to those who put their lives on the line to protect our nation at home and abroad. Proceeds of the event benefit the Greater Waco Aviation Alliance Scholarship Fund, providing scholarships to McLennan County high school and college students pursuing aviation/aerospace and engineering careers and support target industry marketing of Greater Waco’s aerospace industry.

The 11th Annual Freedom Ball was a huge success! Click here for photos! And, mark your calendar for the Freedom Ball 2020 on Friday, March 7, 2020! Visit for more information.



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Have you ever wondered why Freedom Ball was started? Lynnette Allmon, the chair for the event, explains why this event means so much to her and why it’s important for our community.

The Greater Waco Chamber and Greater Waco Aviation Alliance are excited to present the 10th Annual Freedom Ball! Please save the date and join us for dinner, live music and dancing on Saturday, March 24!

Complete event information can be found at or contact Rachel Martinez at (254) 757-5633.




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Wings of Freedom 2018 Nationwide Tour: A living history display of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, and P 51 fighter. America’s backbone bomber aircraft of World War II.

Seventy Three years after their use over the skies of enemy territory, they embark on a new mission over the skies of America to honor our veterans of World War II, promote education of our future generations about the role of the aircraft and the flight crews of World War II, and to preserve these treasures of American aviation history where they belong: the sky.

Where: Waco, TX – Waco Jet Center
7511 Karl May Dr
Waco, TX 76708 United States + Google Map

When: 2018 Walk Through Tour Times (no reservations needed):
Monday, March 12–  noon til 5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 13 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, March 14 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 15 – 9 a.m. to noon

What: Flights take place before and after tours.
30-minute flight on the B-17 or B-24 is $450 per person
30-minute flight on the B-25 is $400 per person
30-minute flight training on the TF-51D is $2,200
60-minute flight training on the TF-51D is $3,200
UH-1E Huey Helicopter flights $120 front / $100 bench

$15 Adults / $5 Children 12 and under.

Please contact Hunter Chaney at 978-562-9182 for flight reservations. For more please click here. 




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