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Douglas to host Warbird Expo in late May


Douglas to host Warbird Expo in late May Submitted photo

The Douglas Municipal Gene Chambers Airport is excited to host the Warbird Expo featuring the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). Douglas is the last stop on the CAF’s journey along the Georgia WWII Heritage Trail. The WWII Flight Training Museum located on the grounds of the historic Raymond-Richardson Flight Training Air Base at the Douglas Municipal Airport, is part of the Georgia WWII Heritage Trail.

 

The restored aircraft will be led by the B-17 Flying Fortress Texas Raiders, which is one of only three remaining that are actively flying in the U.S. today. Accompanying the big bomber will be a SNJ/T6 Texan advanced trainer in which thousands of airmen learned to fly for combat and a twin-engine C-45 Expeditor transport in which the whole family can fly together. All three warbirds are notable for their historic importance and level of restoration, and will offer cockpit tours and flights to the public beginning Tuesday afternoon May 31st.

 

The public is invited to enjoy on-board tours and warbird flights with the aircraft crews at Douglas Municipal – Gene Chambers Airport, 440 Elton D Brooks Blvd, Douglas, Georgia 31535.

 

 

Admission to the event is $10 per adult, $5 for children under 12, and $20 for a family of up to five and includes access to all the aircraft for cockpit tours. Warbird flights start as low as $100 for the Navy transport, and $380 on the advanced trainer. Seats on the B-17 start at $495. Ground tours will be conducted from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesday, and from 10:00 to 4:00 on Wednesday and Thursday, excluding flying times.Those who wish to fly can may call 855-FLY-A-B17 (1-855-359-2217) or reserve online at B17TexasRaiders.org or see more on Facebook.com/B17TexasRaiders.

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