'It just makes you proud to be an American’: Lone Star Flight Museum’s ‘Flight to the Finish’ took to the skies over Houston area

Beechcraft BE-18/SNB
Beechcraft BE-18/SNB (Courtesy of Lone Star Flight Museum)

Lone Star Flight Museum organized a flyover event across Houston to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day and in honor of those that served and sacrificed during World War II.

Lone Star Flight Museum’s “Fight to the Finish Flyover” was scheduled to take place in the afternoon on Friday, May 8, but due to forecasted bad weather, it was postponed until Sunday at 2 p.m.

Come Sunday, the squadron of vintage aircraft took off from Ellington airport, following a 120-mile course all over the Houston area. Dozens of warbirds soared through the sky and could be seen flying over 18 communities across the region.

Area residents from all walks of life, from history buffs and veterans to children, clamored outdoors for the spectacular show.

“It’s just a beautiful day,” said one spectator out at the Houston National Cemetery in north Harris County. “You know, it just makes your proud to be an American after all we’ve been through and all we’re going through.”

According to the Lone Star Flight Museum, nearly 30 rare and historic warbirds were involved

The squadron of historic aircraft included the North American B-25, P-51 Mustang, and the AT-6.

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