Fly the Fortress in Galveston
Date and Time: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 10 AM – 4 PM and Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 10 AM – 4 PM- Three historic WWII warbirds are coming to Galveston. Don't miss the opportunity to see and fly in the iconic WWII bomber B-17 Texas Raiders, along with C-45 Navy transport "Little Raider" and a classic AT-6Texan/SNJ advanced trailer. Those who wish to fly can click the ticket link below, or call 855-FLY-A-B17 (1-855-359-2217).
It’s been over 75 years since the largest air armada the world had ever seen lifted into the skies over Europe but on Saturday, October 3 history will come alive when three vintage warbirds roar into Galveston led by the most iconic aircraft of WWII: the B-17 Flying Fortress Texas Raiders.
The United States built over 12,700 B-17’s and only five remain actively flying in the world today. The iconic bomber Texas Raiders was the first Flying Fortress to be operated solely for the sake of education and use as a flying museum. She is an accurately restored B-17, bristling with machine guns and featuring period-specific equipment. Joining the bomber in Galveston will be two other vintage aircraft including the popular T6 Texan advanced trainer in which thousands of U.S. airmen learned to fly, as well as a twin-engine Navy transport in which the whole family can fly together.
The public is invited to enjoy onboard tours with the aircraft crews, or to take the ultimate Living History Flight Experience and see the Island and grand beaches from the sky! Admission to the event is $10/adult, $5 for children under 12, and $20 for a family of up to 5 and includes access to all the aircraft for cockpit tours. A limited number of flights are available on the three warbirds. Flights on the B-17 start at $475; flights on the T6 are $345 and seats on the Navy transport are only $100. Ground tours will be conducted from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and 9 AM to 5 PM Sunday, excluding flying times.
In an effort to provide the safest possible environment for crews and attendees, extra sanitization procedures will be in place, as well as social distancing. Face coverings are required for aircraft access.