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Cowtown Warbird Roundup to include new demonstrations

More than 50 current and vintage military aircraft are flying into Meacham Airport for the seventh annual Cowtown Warbird Roundup on Saturday.

For the first time at the roundup, F/A-18 Hornets will perform an aerial demonstration and members of the Army Reserve's 345th Psychological Operations Company will parachute into the field.

The roundup is a major fundraiser for the OV-10 Bronco Association, which operates the Fort Worth Veterans Memorial Air Park on the south end of Meacham.

Besides getting to talk to Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine crews about their aircraft, visitors can attend tactical briefings given by pilots, catch the film festival featuring The Bridges at Toko-Ri, Suicide Missions and One Tough Ride or check out the antique tractor pull.

The event runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking is available at the terminal building for $10 and includes a free shuttle. Walk-up entry is $5 for each person 12 and older. Motorcycle parking is $5. Get in free if you fly your own airplane there.

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