B17 returns to Sioux City for the 80th Anniversary of Sioux Gateway Airfield
July 18 - 25
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The B17 Texas Raiders will reunite with Sioux City Army Air Base as part of the 80th Anniversary of the airfield in Sioux City. Now called Sioux Gateway Airport, the air base was built after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Dedication was in July of 1942. The Texas Raiders B17 was acquired by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) in 1967, and has been on her mission of education and remembrance for over 50 years.
This vintage and rare B-17 Flying Fortress typically operates from April to November each year, representing the CAF across the United States at airshows, flyovers and civic events.
Texas Raiders is one of just four actively flying B-17s remaining in the world, and with support from the CAF crew members provides hands-on living history experiences to young and old alike.
The B17 is part of the Warbird fleet from Houston, Texas and the Ghost Squadron of the CAF. In addition to the B17, a B18 air transport and T6 trainer will be part of the tour.
Walk up and flights can be purchased, which includes a companion entrance into the air museum.
Other activities for the 80th celebration include participating in the Rivercade events with the CAF crew, a pancake breakfast, a hero’s welcome. More events will be posted as they become available at the air museum website.
COMPLIMENTARY ENTRANCE to the air museum with your flight or walk up tour purchase. Just bring your ticket by.
Thank you to Hawthorne Aviation for sponsoring the CAF fleet and supporting our Summer at the Air Museum programs.
PHOTO SOURCE: CAF Ghost Squadron, Texas Raiders