Wing-walker Johnny Kazian's flying trapeze act and a World War II B-25 bomber will be among the highlights of an international air show planned for this year's Friendship Festival.
Performers will fly duplicate legs past the U.S. and Canadian shorelines during the air show over the Niagara River from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, and commentary will be provided to crowds on both sides of the river at LaSalle Park and Canadian parklands.
Military aircraft from the air forces of the United States, Canada, West Germany and Great Britain will take part in the show, which also will feature aerobatics by French Fouga jet fighters and fly-bys from World War II Mustang and Corsair fighters.
Air show acts also include Clancy Speal's aerobatics in a red, white and blue Pitts S-1 and by Jim Franklin, who assumes the identity of Capt. Zar of the planet Zurfrinia for his flight in a "star ship" based on a 600-horsepower Pride aircraft.