Austin Vintage Warbird Weekend, June 8-10, Austin-Bergstrom Airport Featuring Texas Raiders B-17, B-25 Devil Dog, C-47 That's All brother and others
Flash!! We are pleased to announce that you can come see the C-47 that led the invasion of Normandy, June 6,1944
On June 8-10, 2018 aviation history blasts out of the museums and into the skies as Texas Raiders, a fully restored B-17G Flying Fortress, thunders into Austin on her four giant engines. Of the 12,731 B-17s built across the US, only 9 are currently flying—including Texas Raiders, of the Commemorative Air Force. One of the last flying examples of the famous WWII aircraft joins other vintage warbirds at Austin-Bergstrom Airport, offering attendees a seldom seen opportunity to see and touch one of history’s most storied heavy bombers. Texas Raiders bristles with authentic weaponry and period-specific equipment.
Tours of the aircraft are offered to the public as is the unique opportunity to ride in the B-17. Beginning 1:00 PM Friday, June 8 and 10:00 AM on Saturday June 9 through Sunday June 10 the public can visit the aircraft and for a nominal admission and can take on-board tours that include commentary from crew members. WWII veterans and active duty service men and women with their military ID may tour for free. Attendees who want the ultimate Living History Flight Experience can make a reservation now for one of the limited number of 25-minute flights on the aircraft.
The public is invited to come out to tour all the aircraft and talk with their crews at Signature Flight Support, 4321 Emma Browning Ave, at Austin-Bergstrom Airport. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12 or $20 for a family of up to five members.
Additional aircraft will be:
C-47, That's All Borther
Also appearing for the three-day event is That’s All, Brother, a significant aircraft which the CAF has just returned to the air after being lost to history. On D-Day 1944, That’s All, Brother carried the first paratroopers from the 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions into Normandy, and led over 800 C-47s dropping 13,000 paratroopers into a battle that changed the course of history.
B-25, Devil Dog
Few people knew that the Marines flew bombers in the Pacific Theater in WWII. The llight bombers were bristling with guns and were used for "night heckling", anti-shipping missions or close air support of beachheads and landings. See one of the few surviving B-25's in Marine PBJ configuration.
To book a ride on Devil Dog, please click on Devil Dog Rides
AT6 Texan Ace in the Hole
Take off in the legendary trainer of WWII. Thousands of our aviators were taught how to fly in the T6 "Texan". This is a true warbird ride that will take you back 50 years.
N3N Navy Trainer Yellow Peril
See Austin from the open cockpit of the classic bi-plane trainer.
Call Winona Morton, 936-697-3237 to book a ride on one of the trainers.