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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