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LSFM presents The Fight to the Finish Flyover in the Skies Above Houston (New Date)
Sunday, May 10, 2020 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pmFree
Update 5/7/20: Due to expected inclement weather, the Fight to the Finish Flyover has been rescheduled to Sunday, May 10, 2020 from 1:45pm to 3:15pm. It was moved from its original date of Friday, May 8, 2020. The original listing below has been updated to reflect the new information. The flight path has not been changed.
Lone Star Flight Museum (LSFM) and its supporting partners will commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) and the end of World War II in Europe with a flight of almost 30 rare and historic warbirds over Houston.
This epic aviation event, the Flight to Finish Flyover, will encourage everyone to step outside and enjoy a moment of patriotic distraction and marvel at the rare WWII warbirds flying overhead from the safety of their own homes.
Lone Star Flight Museum, and its parking lot, will not be open to the public. As the organizer of the event, that museum has asked that people not travel to a “viewing area” to see the planes. The FAA-approved flight path was designed to allow most spectators to see the aircraft from the safety of their homes.
Rescheduled From Original Date for Expected Inclement Weather
The forecast for the original flight date—on Friday, May 8, 2020—predicted possible funnel clouds, heavy thunderstorms and windy conditions. And the forecast for Saturday, May 9, 2020 includes cloudy skies and possible thunderstorms.
Given that the most ideal conditions for a flight that is safe and visible to all spectators will be on Sunday, May 10, 2020, from 1:45pm to 3:15pm, the flight was prudently rescheduled for that time.
The flyover will take place from 1:45pm to 3:15pm, taking off from Ellington Airport and flying a 120-mile flight plan over the skies of the Greater Houston area.
The historic flight will last just over one hour, landing back at Ellington Airport at the conclusion. More specific launch and landing times will be updated.
The planes will fly over the following areas.
- San Jacinto Monument in La Porte
- University of Houston-Main Campus
- Downtown Houston
- Memorial Park
- Acres Homes
- Houston National Cemetery
- Cinco Ranch
- Mission Bend
- West Memorial
- West University Place
- Missouri City
- Brookside Village
- Many more communities within the flight plan
The Lineup & Program
The fleet of more than two dozen historic warbirds will include the following.
- B-25 ‘Devil Dog’
- P-51 Mustang
- T-6 Texan
- BT-13 Valiant
- L-17 Navion
- T-34 Mentor
- Beechcraft BE-18
- A-36 Bonanza
Additional pending aircraft include Grumman HU-16 Albatross, Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, Bell P-63 King Cobra, Japanese Zero replica, and North American T-28.
The aircraft lineup is subject to change.
An event program will be available the week of the flight for download for Houstonians to follow the planes.
All partners volunteered their time and resources to make this event possible.
- Commemorative Air Force (CAF) – Houston Wing
- CAF – Gulf Coast Wing
- CAF – Highland Lakes Wing
- Wings Over Houston Airshow
- Signature Flight Support
- IHeart Media-Houston
- Individual warbird plane owners, pilots and volunteers.
The commemorative event is free for all to view from their homes and yards. Click here for more information.
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