Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 16, 2013
The Houston Wing of The Commemorative Air Force presents its 2013 Open House on Saturday and Sunday, April 20 & 21. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., those big, old airplanes with the mighty round engines will be flying again at Hangar B-5, West Houston Airport. Get an up close view and hear the noise of the radial engines that power these WWII aircraft. A $10.00 donation per car earns you a day of aircraft and military vehicle displays, museum exhibits and fun.
Warbird rides will be available during the Open House. Aircraft include aP-51 Mustang, AT-6 Texan, BT-13 Valiant, PT-17 Stearman and a North American Navion. To purchase a ride, please visit http://www.houstonwing.org.
Aircraft on display include the Houston Wing's Lockheed C-60 paratroop transport, the Navy's Primary Trainer (N3N), the new Primary (PT-19), Basic (BT-13) and Advanced (AT-6) trainers. The CAF Gulf Coast Wing’s B-17 “Texas Raiders,” tactical fighters from the Lone Star Flight Museum, as well as other CAF and privately owned fly-in WWII aircraft will also be on display. Food, drinks, gifts and souvenirs will be available.
West Houston Airport is located at 18000 Groeschke Rd., 2 miles north of 1-10 and between Hwy. 6 and Barker Cypress.
About the Commemorative Air Force
In 1957, a small group of ex-service pilots pooled their money to purchase a P-51 Mustang, beginning what is now called the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). With the addition of a pair of F8F Bearcats, the CAF became the founders of the Warbird Movement, an effort to preserve and honor our military history with the rallying cry to “Keep ‘Em Flying!” Now, 55 years later, the CAF is the premier Warbird organization, operating 156 vintage aircraft in Honor of American Military Aviation. A non-profit educational association, the CAF has more than 10,000 members and its fleet of historic aircraft is distributed to 73 units located in 24 states for care and operation. For more information, visit http://www.commemorativeairforce.org or call 432-563-1000.
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