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Fly the Fortress in El Reno

October 4th, 2019 All Day - October 9th, 2019

Join the Commemorative Air Force as we recognize the re-dedication of the El Reno High School stadium in honor of the local veterans who gave their lives in World War II. Of the 12,731 B-17s built during WWII, only 9 are actively flying—including the CAF B-17 Flying Fortress Texas Raiders. One of the last flying examples of the famous WWII aircraft arrives Friday October 4 in El Reno, Oklahoma to participate in the celebration. See the iconic bomber perform a flyover at the stadium dedication ceremonies on Friday evening, then take an on-board tour or a flight in this historic aircraft in the following days. El Reno’s re-dedication celebration committee has sponsored this visit of the Flying Fortress for six days of public tours and flights at El Reno Regional Airport, starting Saturday October 5 through Wednesday October 9. The committee has additionally sponsored tours for local school children in the days following the re-dedication, in order to support the CAF mission of remembrance and education with emphasis on teaching history to young Americans.