Fly the B-17 Bombers and Trainers

Fly the B-17 Bombers and Trainers
Classic World War II aircraft will be on display form 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport. There will also be a T-6 Texan and a N3N Yellow Peril trainers.

Classic World War II aircraft will be on display form 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport. There will also be a T-6 Texan and a N3N Yellow Peril trainers.

The Commemorative Air Force presents two classic World War II aircraft in a one-day barnstorming stop at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport.

Visit Port Arthur and join the famous B-17 Flying Fortress Texas Raiders and her warbird friend, the T-6 Texan Ace in the Hole. The iconic bomber is one of only a handful left flying today and the T-6 is the advanced trainer in which thousands of Texas airmen learned to fly.

Touch a part of history with on-board tours conducted by the crew, or take the ultimate Living History Flight Experience and see Southeast Texas from the sky.

Tours and flights will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Tour admission is $10 for adults; $5 for children younger than 12 and $20 for a family of up to 5.

For flight reservations or information, call 855-FLY-A-B17 or visit B17TexasRaiders.org.

History-in action lovers may also drop in on Museum of the Gulf Coast in downtown Port Arthur. Children can uncover a “fossil,” view the giant fresnel lens of the Sabine Banks lighthouse and envision a ride in a replica of Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche.

Do we also need to mention, it’s beach season. Visit Sea Rim State Park while you’re in Port Arthur. Check out the birding there.

 

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