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Yes, you can fly on Texas Raiders. We schedule Living History Experience Flights at many of our tour stops. For our flights, we ask a tax-deductible donation of $425 for waist/radio room seats or $625 for confirmed nose seats. Check our schedule to see when we will be near you, then call our Ride Coordinator at 817-304-0393 to reserve your seat.
Passengers who are 12-years old up through 17-years old are eligible to fly on TEXAS RAIDERS, following the completion of a notarized Minor Hold Harmless form. You may download the form here.
To become a member of the Gulf Coast Wing, you must first become a member of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). After you are a member of the CAF, you are entitled to become a member of as many CAF units as you choose. See the "Membership" area for details.
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.
Gulf Coast Wing - CAF
9310 Max Conrad Drive
Spring, Texas 77379
See Directions for more information and a map.
Rides cancelled due to maintenance or weather issues:
Customer may reschedule the ride at that stop if possible.
Customer may request a gift certificate for use at a future stop.
Customer may request a full refund.
Rides cancelled by customer:
$50.00 fee for cancellation prior to 48 hours before the ride date.
$150.00 fee for cancellation within 48 hours of ride date.
No shows are non-refundable.
Tickets purchased the day of the ride may not be changed or refunded.
Riders must check in at our ride desk at least one hour prior to the scheduled flight.
We are members of the CAF and Gulf Coast Wing. We are a group of volunteers dedicated to the goals of the CAF and restoring our assigned aircraft to flying condition. We proudly volunteer time and energy to this endeavor.
No. You do not have to be a pilot or a veteran to become a member of the CAF or our Wing. See the membership page for more details.
Yes. You will be a crew member which will entitle you to fly on the B-17. Of course, flying is not the only part of being a member. Maintenance and other logistics are involved in our operation.
The cost to join the CAF is $200. A payment plan is available. In addition to the CAF dues, annual dues for the Gulf Coast Wing are $50. See membership for more details.
All members are eligible to fly as part of the crew while the plane is on tour.