Your chance to brush up against history is this weekend at the Hobby Airport Flight Museum: A flying veteran of World War 2, the “Texas Raiders” B-17 Flying Fortress will be on display, as well as available for “revenue rides,” weather permitting, on Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22.
There’s something un-mistakable about the sound of a vintage warbird starting its engines–especially a B-17. “It’s a real B-17, and there’s nothing phony about it,” says Terry Senger, one of the pilots who currently flies the “Texas Raiders” for the Commemorative Air Force.
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“This plane was designed in the early 1930′s. The first one flew in July 1935,” he says. Boeing and its contractors would eventually produce 12,731 B-17 variants by the time the war ended, including the “Texas Raiders.” “This was Number-20 from the end of the line, in July of ’45,” Senger says.
And it’s flying this weekend into Hobby Airport. Click here for details.
LISTEN TO TERRY SENGER DESCRIBE THE “TEXAS RAIDERS:”