Centex Wing San Marcos, TX

Address:
1841 Airport Rd
Bldg 2249
San Marcos, TX 78666

Contact number:
(512) 396-1943

Website:
http://centraltexaswing.org/

B-25 Mitchell Yellow Rose More Yellow Rose Info

The “Yellow Rose”, the christened name of the vintage B-25J Mitchell WWII bomber, is once again touring the American skies. The bomber is completely restored to its wartime capabilities and is operated by the Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing. It is one of the flying museum pieces belonging to the organization’s “Ghost Squadron” aircraft collection. After four years, the aircraft was lovingly restored to WWII condition by members of the Central Texas Wing and donated to the CAF in 1981. Literally thousands of man hours were donated over the four year period by the members of the Yellow Rose Squadron in order to bring the Rose back into full operational readiness. The restoration... ...

P-39 Airacobra Miss Connie More Miss Connie Info

BT-13A More Info

The BT-13A was one of several simplified versions of the more complex Vultee BT-54 Basic Trainer. It was a fixed-gear, low-wing tail-dragger with a crew of two sitting in tandom. It was powered by either the Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1 or the Wright R-975-11. Both engines delivered 450 hp. When production ended in 1944, approximately 11,537 Valiants had been built. The BT-13 was the most widely used trainer aircraft in WWII. It was flown by most American pilots in transitioning from Primary trainers like the PT-19 to more advanced trainers like the AT-6. It was more complex than the Primary trainer and required the use of two-way radio, landing flaps and a two-position, controllable-pitch... ...

C-310/U-3 More Info

The U-3A began life as the Cessna model 310A (which had gained fame as the “Songbird” flown by Skyler “Sky” King of radio and TV fame) in January of 1953. The Cessna 310 gained wide acceptance for its good looks and excellent performance, so the USAF decided it would make an excellent replacement for its fleet of aging Beech C-45s in the administrative support, liaison and light cargo duties. Built as a four or five passenger fast executive transport, 546 U-3As were accepted by the United States Air Force. Originally designed as L-27As, the U-3A served as an executive transport, liaison aircraft and performed as chase planes in a number of units that operated the U-2. The average... ...

AT-6A Texan More Info

The T-6 in the flyby has the buzz numbers LTA-555 is known as “Triple Nickel” and is an AT-6C. This T-6 was delivered new from the North American factory in Dallas to the South African Air Force in 1943 through the Lend Lease program. It remained in South Africa until 1995. While there it was used as an advanced trainer, gunnery/bombing and air combat trainer, photo ship, weather scout and target towing aircraft. It originally had two 30 caliber machine guns on it and racks for 20# bombs and 5 inch Matra rockets. It was shipped to this country in a crate after being sold to its first private American owner in 1995. It was reassembled in McKinney, Texas and went through two other owners... ...

C-45 Expiditor Lone Star Lady More Lone Star Lady Info

The C-45 was based on the Beech Aircraft Corporation’s Model 18 “Twin Beech”series. First flight for the original company design was recorded on January 15th, 1937 and the aircraft was introduced that same year. The US military adopted the Model 18 in many guises including the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) which designated the type as the “C-45”. It went on to become a fixture within the inventories of the USAAF (later the USAF), the US Navy and the USMC and saw additional service overseas with British and Canadian forces through Lend-Lease. In all, some 9,000 Model 18 aircraft were built. Production spanned from 1937 to 1970. While the Model 18 served as the basis for the C-45,... ...

C-47 Skytrain That's All, Brother More That's All, Brother Info

The lead aircraft on the D-Day invasion, the C-47 That’s All, Brother will be based at the Commemorative Air Force, Central Texas Wing in San Marcos, TX. We are incredibly excited and honored to the be new home for this incredibly historic aircraft.

The USA affiliate of Nik Coleman Television (NCTV) and the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) are collaborating to produce a feature-length, historical documentary that will chronicle the discovery, history and restoration of D-day C-47 That’s All, Brother.

The Central Texas Wing hangar houses six CAF aircraft for which the Wing has maintenance and restoration responsibility: a very-rare flying P-39Q Bell Airacobra, a rare flying P-63F Kingcobra undergoing restoration, the B-25J Yellow Rose, a replica Kate #310 from the movies Tora, Tora, Tora and Pearl Harbor, a BT-13 Valiant undergoing a frame up restoration and a U-3A Administrator.

Other aircraft in the hangar are privately owned by CAF members, and used to support the missions of the CAF. Among these are 4 AT-6 Texan types, a Japanese Zero replica, built for the movie Tora, Tora, Tora, a Chinese-built CJ-6A trainer, the Beech T-34A “Mentor”, and a Lockheed T-33 "Shooting Star" jet trainer.

Jan
19
San Marcos, TX

CenTex Fly Day More Info

Catch a flight in one of the Central Texas Wing aircraft this winter.

Apr
02
Apr
07
Lakeland, FL

Sun 'N Fun 2019 More Info

In 1974, SUN ‘n FUN was created by a small group of dedicated aviation enthusiasts. The annual event, held in April, has grown into the second largest event of its kind in the world and is Florida’s largest annual convention. The six-day event on 2,200 acres has been recorded to have a $64,000,000 direct and indirect economic impact on the I-4 corridor in Central Florida as media from around the world cover the event that offers, jet teams, aerospace related exhibits; educational forums, aircraft static displays, professional gatherings of aviation and economic development groups; daily and evening airshows that include adrenaline pumping aerobatics, a veterans plaza and women in aviation... ...
Mar
28
Mar
31
New Orleans, Louisiana

C-47 That's All, Brother Spring Tour More Info

D-Day veteran, “That’s All, Brother” will be visiting the Lakefront Airport at New Orleans, Louisiana as part of the Spring Tour. After the Spring Tour, the aircraft will fly to Normandy and participate in the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Here is your opportunity to tour and fly in the aircraft that led the airborne assault on D-Day. Living History Flight Experience...$249.00 per person. Tours of the aircraft...$5.00 per person. Children under 7 free. Schedule... Friday, March 29: Ground Tours and Rides Saturday, March 30: Ground Tours and Rides Sunday, March 31: Ground Tours You can pre-book your ride... ...
Apr
02
Apr
07
Lakeland, FL

That's All Brother at Sun 'n Fun More Info

D-Day veteran, “That’s All, Brother” will be visiting Sun ‘n Fun in Lakeland, Florida as part of the Spring Tour. After the Spring Tour, the aircraft will fly to Normandy and participate in the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Here is your opportunity to tour and fly in the aircraft that led Mission Albany on D-Day. You can reserve your seat here. https://thatsallbrother.org/c-47-rides-at-sun-n-fun-april-2-7-2019/ Living History Flight Experience...$249.00 per person. Tours of the aircraft...$5.00 per person. Children under 7 free. Schedule... Tuesday, April 2: Ground Tours and Rides Wednesday, April 3: Ground Tours and Rides Thursday, April 4: Ground Tours... ...
Apr
12
Apr
14
Birmingham, AL

That's All Brother in Spring Tour More Info

D-Day veteran, “That’s All, Brother” will be visiting Birmingham, Alabama as part of the Spring Tour. After the Spring Tour, the aircraft will fly to Normandy and participate in the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Here is your opportunity to tour and fly in the aircraft that led Mission Albany, part of the airborne assault on D-Day. Living History Flight Experience...$249.00 per person. Tours of the aircraft and combined admission to the Southern Museum of Flight will be $8.00 per person. Children under 7 free. Schedule... Friday, April 12th: Ground Tours and Rides Saturday, April 13th: Ground Tours and Rides Sunday, April 14th: Ground Tours and... ...
Apr
26
Mar
31
Peachtree City, GA

That's All Brother at WWII Heritage Days More Info

Flight Experiences at WWII Heritage Days in the D-Day veteran C-47 Commemorative Air Force *That's All, Brother* are now OPEN! Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day by flying in the workhorse of the airborne invasion forces, the iconic C-47. This is your chance to follow in the footsteps of heroes, to hear the roar of dual round engines as you take flight, to glance out the window at the invasion stripes and image what that fateful night might have been like for those paratroopers. Don't delay! Reserve your flight here: wwiidays.org/fly-c-47-thats-brother/ Schedule... Friday, April 26: Ground Tours and Rides Saturday, April 27: Ground Tours and Rides Sunday, April 28: Ground... ...
May
03
May
04
Dover, DE

That's All Brother at Air Mobility Museum More Info

“That’s All, Brother” will appear at the Air Mobility Museum in Dover, Delaware on May 3rd and 4th. The aircraft will be available for ground tours. Living History Flight Experiences will not be available at this location.

May
11
May
12
Camp Springs, MD

That's All Brother at Air & Space Expo More Info

”That’s All, Brother” will be at the 2019 Joint Base Andrews Air Show. Here is you chance to see up close a D-Day veteran of Mission Albany. “That’s All, Brother” will be open to the general public for tours on May 11th and May 12th. Living History Flight Experiences will not be available since the air show takes place on a military installation.

Apr
18
Dallas, TX

D-Day Squadron Webinar More Info

This event is an online webinar about the 2019 Trip to Europe to commemorative the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Panelists include D-Day veteran and Pathfinder Dave Hamilton, Aircrews of C-47s participating, D-Day Squadron Leadership and others. More information about this webinar will be released soon, to register for this event Click Here

Jul
18
Jul
21
Janesville, WI

TAB at Janesville, WI More Info

The C-47 "That's All, Brother" will be joining the AirPower History Tour in Janesville, WI, and will be available for rides July 18-21. Visitors to the ramp will be able to view all aircraft up close, purchase rides, and tour the B-29 and B-24 cockpits when the aircraft are not flying. More information is available at http://www.airpowersquadron.org/janesville2019. Book your rides TODAY!

Jul
22
Jul
28
Oshkosh, WI

TAB at Oshkosh More Info

See the C-47 "That's All, Brother" at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI June 22-26! Rides will be available the 25th and 26th in Appleton, WI

Aug
03
Aug
04
Omaha, NE

D-Day Wing C-47s in Omaha More Info

The stop is at Eppley Field (Omaha) at TAC Air - Eppley Airfield, 3737 Orville Plaza, Omaha, NE 68110

The dates are August 3 and 4th Gates open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days.

Tours & Aircraft rides will be available during this event.

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