Tyler Warbird Expo Weekend

Tyler Warbird Expo Weekend

Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

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Featuring Texas Raiders B-17, B-25 Devil Dog, A-26 Night Mission, and more

It’s been over 70 years since the US Army Air Force lifted into the air to create the largest air armada ever to fill the skies during World War II, but on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and Sunday July 4, 5, 6 and 7 seven rare WWII warbirds will be roaring over Tyler, Texas.

The flight into Tyler Regional Airport will be led by Texas Raiders – the famed B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. Of the 12,731 B-17’s built across the US, only nine are currently flying— and Texas Raiders bristles with authentic machine guns and period-specific equipment. Joining her will be the powerful B-25 Mitchell bomber Devil Dog, the famous T-6 Texan Ace in the Hole, and the ferocious A26 attack aircraft Night Mission. Also on the tarmac will the notorious SB2C dive-bomber Helldiver, the only one of its kind flying in the world today. Attendees will enjoy the bright yellow bi-plane Yellow Peril that offers an open-cockpit experience, and the crisp Navy blue JRB Little Raider that can seat a family of five! All the aircraft are notable for their historic importance and level of restoration, and together offer a seldom seen look into America’s aviation history.

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