What a cool experience it was to visit The Commemorative Air Force Houston Wing at 18000 Groschke Road, Hanger #B-5, Houston, Texas 77084. My only complaint…that I didn’t allow enough time to visit it longer as I had a party to attend.
“The Commemorative Air Force honors the men and women who built, maintained, and flew in these airplanes during World War II. The organization believes that is best accomplished by maintaining the airplanes in flying condition; taking the airplanes to the people allowing them to experience the sight and sound of the aircraft in flight.” (Source: www.houstonwing.org)
The museum is open on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 10am – 3pm. Telephone Number is 281-579-2131
The Houston Wing is based at West Houston Airport, in Houston, Texas, USA. The Wing has six CAF aircraft assigned – Lockheed C-60A “Lodestar”, North American AT-6 “Texan”, Consolidated-Vultee BT-13 “Valiant”. Naval Aircraft Factory N3N “Yellow Peril”, Fairchild PT-19A “Cornell” and a major restoration project, a North American L‑17 Navion
“The Houston Wing is now able to offer Historic Flight Experiences in five authentic WWII aircraft; the AT-6 Advanced Trainer, the BT-13 Basic Trainer, the N3N Primary Trainer, the PT-19 Primary Trainer and the C-60 Lodestar! This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for any aviation enthusiast or history buff!”(Source: http://houstonwing.org/wing-aircraft/historic-flight-experience)
Pages out of Virginia “Ginny” Rado’s Scrapbook
You are guaranteed to have a great time visiting the Commemorative Air Force Houston Wings! Huge thanks to all the wonderful and giving volunteers that make this possible!!!
Until next time…
Thanks for stopping over!!
Elizabeth and Max