The Gulf Coast Wing is now actively seeking new B-17 Crew Members.
- - Texas Raiders has undergone eight full years of restoration, and has been touring/flying for the past three years.
- - This vintage and rare B-17 normally tours the country for about six months out of the year.
- - Texas Raiders is one of just 11 remaining flyable B-17s in the world and when touring, our crew members provide living history to young and old alike.
- - By joining our wing and attending our annual B-17 Ground School's required training, you can become one of our crew members flying in this unique, -vintage WW II B-17G.
In order to become a member of the Gulf Coast Wing, you must first join the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). Once you are a member of the Commemorative Air Force, you may then join our wing.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the CAF and Gulf Coast Wing, please follow these steps:
1. First you must become a member of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). Download, print, and submit via instructions on the form the appropriate CAF Application below:
- CAF Colonel Application ($200/year)
- CAF Colonel Active Military Application ($100/year)
- CAF Life Member Application ($2,400 one-time donation) - Contact HQ at www.commemorativeairforce.org
2. After you have joined the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), you can join the Gulf Coast Wing (GCW). To join GCW, download, print and submit via instructions on the following application form:
- Gulf Coast Wing New Member Application ($50/year)
We meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Gulf Coast Wing (GCW) Hangar at Hooks Airport in Spring, Texas. The public and prospective members are welcome to attend our meetings.
General Aviation Services
Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport
5260 Central Parkway - Conroe, Texas 77303
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If you have questions or need assistance, please use these email contact forms for the GCW Unit Adjutant or the Recruiting Officer.
We look forward to you joining our group and becoming part of the family!