6th Annual 'Fly in or Drive in' Show

"That's All Brother," the C-47 aircraft that lead the massed paratrooper drop on D-Day, now has a new home at the Commemorative Air Force-Central Texas hangar and will be at the Central Texas Wing's 6th Annual "Fly in or Drive in" show on June 2. Daily Record photo by Denise Cathey

 

The Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force is holding its 6th annual "Fly In or Drive In" car and plane show on Saturday, June 2, at their CAF hangar at the San Marcos Regional Airport. .

This is a free family event with many activities to enjoy. The World War II re-enactors from the Nimitz Museum will perform a demonstration. The Tri-City Flyers radio model airplane club from San Antonio will bring a number of their aircraft models. The Centex Museum and hangar will be open and the Centex Wing warbirds will be offering History Flights. 

Of note, the C-47 "That's All, Brother" is based at the Centex Wing now and will be on display and offering flights along with their C-45, U-3 and T-6. This C-47 was the lead C-47, of over 800, that dropped the 101st and 82nd airborne paratroopers at Normandy on June 6, 1944 when the Allies landed in France. After a multi-year restoration, she is restored to the original condition and paint scheme as she was on D-Day.

A number of car clubs will be attending with their cars and any general aviation/warbird aircraft from the Central Texas Region are invited. The Redbird/Skyport FBO is offering a $0.75 per gallon discount for any aircraft attending. Aircrafts and cars can be register at the website. Trophys will be presented to cars in the car show and to the best general aviation aircraft and the best warbird aircraft. Food vendors will also be available during the event.

Car and plane registration will begin at 10 and go through 11:30 that morning. Spectators can enjoy all of the cars and aircrafts on site from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. and the opening ceremony with a flyover will take place at  12 p.m. 

For more information, visit the event website or contact the Centex Wing at 512-396-1943.

San Marcos Daily Record

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