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Spirit of 45 CAF Flyover

airshowIMG_1354On the Morning of August 15, 2015 the distinct and unmistakable sound of World War II bombers and fighters starting their engines will be heard at the San Marcos Airport. Commemorative Air Force (CAF) warbirds and privately owned vintage aircraft, will assemble at the CAF Hangar for an historical flyover. The blue skies of Central Texas, between Austin and San Antonio will be the canvas for an image rarely seen, an armada of period military aircraft flying in formation, to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II and to honor the men and women of our Greatest Generation.

Wheels up will be at approximately 9:15 AM from the San Marcos Airport. Once airborne the airplanes will split into two groups due to their differences in airspeed.

CAF_Centex_Honor_GuardThe main group will fly north and do a flyover over the Texas State Capitol, Camp Mabry, Buda, Kyle, San Marcos, New Braunfels, and then to San Antonio to fly over Randolph Air Force Base, Stinson Airport, Lackland Air Force Base, and Kelly Air Force Base. The formation of aircraft will then fly over Fort Sam Houston and return via Randolph Air Force Base, New Braunfels, and land at the San Marcos Airport.

The second group made up of L birds will fly south and do flyovers of the military bases in San Antonio returning via Randolph Air Force Base and New Braunfels to the San Marcos Airport.

Total flight time for both groups is estimated at 1 hour and 15 minutes. All aircraft participating in this historic flyover are scheduled to be back at the CAF Hangar at San Marcos Airport about 10:30 AM.

GATES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT 10:00 AM

10:00 AM Free Admission to General Pubic – Throughout the day there will be Museum and Hangar Tours, Static Aircraft Displays, Cockpit Tours, Car Shows, Food Booths, Vendors, Rosie the Riveter Association, Kid’s Activities and Living History Flight Experiences
10:30 AM The group of WWII Bombers, Fighters, Cargo Aircraft along with a second group of smaller Military Scout Planes will land at the San Marcos Airport and taxi to the CAF Hangar
12:00 PM Spirit of 45 Ceremony recognizing the contributions of the Greatest Generation – WWII Veterans and those who fought on the Home front.
1:00 PM Meet the Veterans, say hello and thank them for their sacrifices and contributions. Enjoy the music, entertainment, get your photo taken with CAF pilots and the warbirds they fly, most of all Remember to Keep the Spirit of 45 Alive.
3:00 PM Conclusion of events and activities – Visitors and guests need to clear the hangar area and the airfield to allow visiting CAF aircraft to taxi out for their return flights to their home fields and to allow Central Texas Wing warbirds to be towed into the hangar.

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Flyover Location Schedule

Spirit of ‘45 Day and the CAF Open House is Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. A CAF formation of WWII and Vintage Warbirds will be doing flyovers between Austin and San Antonio.

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9:30 a.m.
9:31 a.m.
9:33 a.m.
9:40 a.m.
9:42 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
9:51 a.m.
9:57 a.m.
10:03 a.m.
10:06 a.m.
10:09 a.m.
10:10 a.m.
10:14 a.m.
Texas State Capitol
University of Texas
Camp Mabry
City of Buda
City of Kyle
City of San Marcos
City of New Braunfels
Randolph Air Force Base
Stinson Municipal Airport
Kelly Field Annex/Lackland AFB
The Alamo
Fort Sam Houston
Randolph Air Force Base

Times approximate depending on weather and flight path.