Celebrate America at The Magnificent 7 Warbird Expo

The “Magnificent 7 Vintage Warbird Expo” at Tyler Pounds Airport July 4-7!

The Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation (CCVF), the Tyler Historic Aviation Memorial Museum (HAMM) and the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) have come together to celebrate America on July 4th -7th with the first annual CAF Warbird Expo to be held at the HAM Museum at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport.

When: The Warbird Expo Weekend is July 4th – July 7th
Where: Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (click here for directions)
Cost: $15 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under (Purchase advance tickets here)

Brookshire’s Food Stores and Super 1 Foods stores in Tyler will be offering a FREE Kid’s ticket to The Magnificent 7 Warbird Expo starting on June 12th. Each free kid’s ticket may be redeemed at the event with a paid adult ticket purchased at the event. You may pick up Free Kid’s ticket(s) at any of the 11 Tyler Area Brookshire’s or Super 1 Foods stores from June 12 – July 6, 2019 while supplies last. There will only be 250 tickets at each store so visit your neighborhood Brookshire’s or Super 1 Foods store beginning June 12 so you won’t miss out on the Free Kid’s tickets.

The Magnificent 7 Warbird Expo
Courtesy of the Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation

Schedule of events: 

The long weekend kicks off at 11 AM on Thursday, July 4th with the arrival of rare WWII warbirds roaring into Tyler. Nicknamed The Magnificent 7 Warbird Expo for the weekend event, the aircraft arriving at Tyler Pounds Regional will be led by Texas Raiders – the famed B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. Of the 12,731 B-17’s built across the US, only nine are currently flying – and Texas Raiders bristles with authentic machine guns and period-specific equipment. All aircrafts are notable for their historic importance and level of restoration, and together offer a seldom seen view into America’s aviation history. All of these spectacular aircraft will be also be performing in the Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake Air Show on July 6 at 6:30 which is held close to The Pinnacle Club.

Beginning on July 4th from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, the public can take on-board tours with commentary from crew members, purchase a ride for an unforgettable experience and talk to a real WWII pilot. Admission to the event is $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 10 and under. Active duty service men and women may tour for free with their current military ID. Attendees who want the ultimate living history flight experience may make a reservation now for one of the limited number of 25-minute flights on any of the aircraft.  For event details or to schedule a flight on any of The Magnificent 7 Warbirds, click here or call 855-FLY-A-B17.

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime experience! You can purchase tickets the day of the event at the HAMM, but you can also purchase them online in advance by clicking here. You can also go to ccvetransfoundation.org or contact the HAM Museum at Tyler Pounds Airport for more details.

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