Bonham -- Jones Field will be back in the spotlight Saturday, November 2 when Festival of Flight returns to Bonham.
Spearheaded by Stephen Murden, the inaugural event in 2012 was a tremendous success featuring two parachute teams -- Blue Skies Parachute Team and Sky Dive Dallas -- as well as World War II warbirds, and Fannin County native Kate Kyer's stunning acrobatic maneuvers in her powerful Pitts biplane.
A pair of T-6s, a T-28 Trojan and an AT-17 "Bamboo Bomber" rumbled around the pattern at Jones Field, entertaining a large crowd at the municipal airport and even stopping traffic on U.S. 82.
Jones Field was activated in 1941 by U.S. Army Air Force with PT-19s assigned as the primary trainer, along with several PT-17s. Both aircraft played starring roles in the Festival of Flight.