Photos by Zerin Dube
The West Houston Squadron division of the Commemorative Air Force held their annual open house at West Houston Airport this past weekend, and as an aviation buff I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to go check out aircraft from WWII and Korea. The CAF is an all-volunteer organization that is privately funded and entirely self-supported by men and women who love restoring and flying these old warbirds and showing them off as a tribute to those who built, serviced and flew them.
Though the weather in Houston wasn’t the best for flying this weekend, the CAF managed to bring out several beautifully restored planes such as the B-17 Bomber which is owned and maintained by the Texas Red Raiders, a part of the Gulf Coast CAF Wing. This particular B-17G has been recognized by several historical aircraft organizations as the best restored specimen in the world.
We have a full gallery of the B-17G and all the other beautiful aircraft on display at the open house after the jump. Enjoy!