Houston’s CAF Wing to Hold Open House

Apr 17, 2013 No Comments by

Those big, old airplanes with the mighty round engines will be flying again this weekend at West Houston Airport’s Hangar B-5 as the Houston Wing of The Commemorative Air Force presents its 2013 Open House on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You can get an up-close view and hear the noise of the radial engines that power these World War II aircraft. Rides also will be available aboard a North American P-51 Mustang, a North American AT-6 Texan, a Vultee BT-13 Valiant, a Stearman PT-17 and a North American Navion.

Aircraft on display include a Lockheed C-60 paratroop transport, as well as a host of trainers including the U.S. Navy’s N3N and the Fairchild PT-19. The wing’s Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress“Texas Raiders,” tactical fighters from the Lone Star Flight Museum, plus other CAF and privately owned fly-in WWII aircraft will be on display, too. Food, drinks, gifts and souvenirs will be available.

A $10 donation per car earns you a day of aircraft and military vehicle displays, museum exhibits and fun.

West Houston Airport is located at 18000 Groeschke Road, two miles north of I-10 and between SH 6 and Barker Cypress.

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