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ADA, OK--After a decade of successful air shows, a Texoma airport will be continuing the tradition in just two weekends.  
On Tuesday afternoon, manager of Ada Municipal Airport Terry Hall gave local pilots and community members a preview of the upcoming Ada air show.       
 
"Our theme this year is 100 years of military aviation," said Hall.
The Ada Air Expo and Ray Stout Memorial Warbird Fly-In will be entering it's 11th year in June. Hall says the event is one of the city's crown jewels.
"It gives us the opportunity to show what an airport can actually do for a community," said Hall.
Also in attendance was World War II and Korean War veteran Darrell Bolich who will be part of the air show's special flag ceremony. He shared with us some of his chilling memories from D-Day.
"I was scared to death," said Bolich. "The thoughts that go through your mind are 'You may be next', you know?  You may be next."
Frank Stout is the son of the airshow's nameair show's he says this year's military theme is fitting and hopes to see the event's tradition continue full speed ahead.
"Hopefully it will continue on for generations and no one will forget what those veterans did for us and continue to do for us. Those old airplanes...they're special," said Stout.
Hall says there is a talented lineup to get excited for--included an air show first!
 
"We have a team coming. Gene Soucy and Teresa Stokes and they're a wing walking act," said Hall. "This is the first time we've had a wing walking act here at the Ada Air Expo."
The event will be held June 6 and 7.
Airport personnel say they are expecting their regular turnout of 5,000 to 6,000 people. Anyone can enter the event for free. Drivers will just have to a pay a $10 parking fee.