Gulf Coast Wing Conroe, TX

5260 Central Parkway
Conroe, TX 77303

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  • B-17 Flying Fortress Texas Raiders More Texas Raiders Info

    B-17G Flying Fortress Texas Raiders is one of the most recognized and popular warbirds currently flying. The United States built 12,731 B-17s and today only five are actively flying. Texas Raiders was the first Flying Fortress acquired solely for the purpose of restoration and use as a flying museum. The aircraft has been restored to wartime configuration by an entirely volunteer group of dedicated supporters, and has been on her mission to Educate, Inspire, and Honor for the Commemorative Air Force for over 50 years. See a detailed history and more at

    C-45 Expiditor More Info

    The 1947 Beechcraft model D18S arrived at Hooks Airport in Spring, Texas in August of 2016 from her former home in Ft. Worth. Routinely referred to as a “Twin Beech,” over 9,000 of these aircraft were produced at Beechcraft in Wichita Kansas, making it one of the world's most widely used light aircraft. 4,500 of them saw military service during and after WWII. Commonly referred to with the military designation of C-45, these aircraft were used in the military as light transports, light bombers, and photo-reconnaissance planes. Large numbers of them also saw service as aircrew trainers for bombing, navigation and gunnery. In World War II, over 90% of USAAF bombardiers and navigators... ...

    Our membership is comprised of hard-working volunteers whose love of aviation history, preservation, and the meticulous restoration of the aircraft in their charge, keeps these vintage warbirds flying.

    The Gulf Coast Wing receives no state or federal funds, and depends on public contributions for the maintenance, support, and flying operation expenses of Texas Raiders, an authentically restored B-17G and one of only nine (9) B-17 Flying Fortresses left flying at any given time.

    Burnet, Texas

    Fly the Fortress at the Bluebonnet Air Show More Info

    It has been 70 years since the last B-17 lifted into the air during WWII to join the largest air armada ever to fill the skies, but on Friday, September 7 the four giant Wright-Cyclone engines of Texas Raiders, a fully restored B-17 Flying Fortress will be roaring over Burnet, TX. Of the 12,731 B-17s built across during WWII, only 9 are actively flying—including Texas Raiders, which is part of the Commemorative Air Force. One of the last flying examples of the famous aircraft arrives Friday, September 7 at Burnet Municipal Airport participate in the Bluebonnet Airshow. Texas Raiders will be offering flights Friday afternoon and tours and flights at the airshow on Saturday, September 8... ...
    Houston, TX

    CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow More Info

    The CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow is an IRC 501(c)(3) community event presented by the volunteer efforts of the Houston Wing, Gulf Coast Wing, and Tora! Tora! Tora! of the Commemorative Air Force, with support from the Lone Star Flight Museum, Texas Flying Legends Museum, Collings Foundation-Houston based at Ellington Airport, and the Vietnam War Flight Museum. One of the top air shows in the United States, this premier Houston event is dedicated to showcasing vintage World War II aircraft, along with the thrills of modern aviation, and has supported a variety of local and national charities during its 34-year history.

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Fly the Fortress in New Orleans More Info

    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. This October aviation history blasts out of the museums and into the skies as Texas Raiders, a fully restored B-17 Flying Fortress, thunders into New Orleans 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 the CAF AirPower History Tour at Lakefront Airport, offering attendees a seldom seen... ...
    Houston, TX

    Fly the Fortress in Conroe, TX More Info

    Date and Time: SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2020 AT 10 AM – 4 PM-Come ride the B-17 Flying Fortress "Texas Raiders" or the Twin Beech C-45 JRB "Little Raider" at General Aviation Services, 5260 Central Parkway, Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport, Conroe, TX on Saturday, July 18, 2020. Book a flight on either aircraft at the ticket link below! Address: 5260 Central Parkway - Conroe, Texas 77303

    Opelousas, LA

    Fly the Fortress at St. Landry's Parish Fly-In and Warbird Expo More Info

    Friday, June 26-June 28, 2020 at 1 PM – 4 PM- Don’t miss Texas Raiders' first appearance of 2020! Put your hands on history and see historic American military aviation up close. An array of vintage WWII warbirds will be there, including the B-17 Flying Fortress "Texas Raiders," our Navy JRB Expeditor "Little Raider," and the CAF Big Easy Wing's N2S Stearman trainer. In an effort to provide the safest possible environment for crews and attendees, extra sanitization procedures will be in place, including social distancing. Face coverings and health screenings will be required for aircraft access.

    Dallas, Texas

    B-17 Texas Raiders-Only five still actively flying-Webinar More Info

    Team and Date: August 19, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.-As of 2020, there are just five B-17s still actively flying in the world. B-17G Texas Raiders (TR) is one of the most recognized and famous of the Flying Fortresses currently on the airshow circuit. The aircraft has been restored to wartime configuration inside and out by an entirely volunteer group of dedicated supporters. The aircraft has one of the most unusual histories of any existing Flying Fortresses flying today and is one of the most active and visible. Of all the B-17s ever built, Texas Raiders is credited with the 5th most military time, is the 3rd youngest still in existence, and has served as a Living History museum longer than... ...
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