SnF16: Texas Raiders
During World War II, the U.S. built 12,731 B-17 bombers. Today, there are only nine left actively flying. The WWII Flying Fortress Texas Raiders was the first B-17 acquired solely for the purpose of education and use as a flying museum, and she has been restored to the B-17G configuration that flew with the US Army Air Force during WWII. One of the last flying examples of the famous aircraft, Texas Raiders offers the public an opportunity to see and touch one of history’s most storied heavy bombers in a rare appearance alongside the famous P-51 fighter escort, the Tuskegee Airmen. See them take to the air together in a special flight on Wednesday morning April 6! Cockpit tours of the Flying Fortress will be available throughout the show for a nominal admission, so come and put your hands on history. Flights on the big bomber are also available; for more information go to www.B17TexasRaiders.org.