We are actively seeking new B-17 Crew Members.

  • Texas Raiders was acquired by the Commemorative Air Force in 1967, and has been on her mission of education and remembrance for over 50 years.
  • This vintage and rare B-17 Flying Fortress typically operates from April to November each year, representing the CAF locally and across the United States at airshows, flyovers and civic events.
  • Texas Raiders is one of just 8 actively flying B-17s remaining in the world, and with our crew members provides hands-on living history experiences to young and old alike.
  • By joining the CAF and our Wing and engaging with our members, you can become part of our crew, helping us deliver the mission and even flying with us in this unique, vintage WW II B-17G.


The Gulf Coast Wing membership will return to meeting regularly at the General Aviation Services hangar at Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport after the COVID pandemic retreats and we can meet safely.  In the meantime we are meeting virtually, and invite prospective members or guests to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for meeting information.

  • To join the Gulf Coast Wing you must be a member of the Commemorative Air Force at the national level. If you are a CAF member, please have your Colonel ID number at hand to complete the Gulf Coast Wing membership application. 
  • If you’re not yet a member of the CAF, the Gulf Coast Wing will accept your application and dues, but your Gulf Coast Wing membership will be in a pending status until your CAF membership is complete.
  • Membership in the Commemorative Air Force is $200 per year, and dues are tax deductible. See more information or apply for CAF membership here: www.CommemorativeAirForce.org

To join GCW as a flying crew member, you must be logged in to this site

OR you can join via US MAIL with the below linked PDF form.
Print it, fill it out, and mail it to the address indicated.