Fly the Fortress & Friends at Lone Star Flight Museum
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 at Ellington will be two other vintage aircraft including the popular T6 Texan advanced trainer in which thousands of U.S. airmen learned to fly, and a twin-engine JRB Expeditor Navy transport in which the whole family can fly together.
The event is being hosted by the Lone Star Flight Museum and will run through Sunday afternoon. Visit the museum website: https://www.lonestarflight.org/ The public is invited to enjoy onboard tours with the aircraft crews, or to take the ultimate Living History Flight Experience and see Houston and Clear Lake from the sky! A limited number of flights are available on the warbirds. Flights on the B-17 start at $475; flights on the T6 are $380, seats on the Navy transport are only $100. Ground tours will be conducted from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, and 12 Noon to 5 PM Sunday, excluding flying times.
The Museum will charge its normal admission fee so you get full access to this magnificent museum and its aircraft. For an additional $5 adults can get a tour through the B17 with its crew and see the other aircraft on the ramp. Those who wish to fly can call 855-FLY-A-B17 (1-855-359-2217) or reserve online by clicking the ticket link in this event.
Don’t miss this must-do summer event! Put your hands on history and see historic American military aviation up close.
NOTE: 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. If you plan to take a tour, please bring your own mask/covering.