September 13-15, 2019 - Midland TX AIRSHO
In cities across the U.S., vintage military aircraft rest quietly in museums, where school children and tourists admire them, take their pictures and leave them behind closed doors at the end of each day.
Mid-September aviation history blasts out of the museums and into the skies as Texas Raiders, a fully restored B-17 Flying Fortress, thunders into Midland on her four giant engines. Of the 12,731 B-17s built across the US, only 9 are currently flying—including Texas Raiders, which is presented by the Commemorative Air Force. One of the last flying examples of the famous WWII aircraft joins other vintage warbirds in Midland, offering attendees at the Commemorative Air Force AIRSHO a seldom seen opportunity to see and touch one of history’s most storied heavy bombers.
The CAF AIRSHO will feature impressive flying displays of vintage military aircraft, as well as some of the most popular civilian aerobatic performers. AIRSHO offers visitors an excellent opportunity to get close to the aircraft, and Texas Raiders will offer tours and flights in the historic bomber. On Saturday and Sunday September 14-15, AIRSHO attendees can visit the aircraft and for nominal admission can take a walk-through tour that includes commentary from crew members. Attendees who want the ultimate Flying Fortress experience can make a reservation now for one of the limited number of 30-minute flights on the classic aircraft, which features authentic period-specific machine guns, original radio equipment, a Norden bombsight and the four hugely powerful Wright –Cyclone engines.
Join us September 15-16 for AIRSHO at Midland International Airport, 9600 Wright Dr. Midland, Texas. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. both days.
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