Lone Star Flight Museum hosts Houston fly over with 30 vintage planes

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Nearly 30 historic aircrafts were in the Houston skies and residents didn't have to go far to see them.

The "Fight to the Finish" flyover program was presented by the Lone Star Flight Museum and commemorated the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII.

Catch the full flyover again below.

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Check out the full flight in the video above!



Here was the scheduled flight path (all times approximate):

  • Depart Ellington Airport: 1:45 p.m.
  • San Jacinto Monument: 2 p.m.
  • University of Houston: 2:05 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
  • Downtown Houston: 2:07 p.m. - 2:13 p.m.
  • Memorial Park: 2:09 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
  • Acres Homes: 2:10 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
  • National Cemetery: 2:12 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
  • Cypress: 2:16 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.
  • Cinco Ranch: 2:25 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.
  • Mission Bend: 2:30 p.m.- 2:40 p.m.
  • Energy Corridor: 2:33 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
  • Uptown/West U: 2:35 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
  • Bellaire: 2:40 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
  • Missouri City: 2:45 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
  • Brookside Village: 2:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Pearland: 2:50 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Friendswood: 2:55 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.
  • Dickinson: 2:55 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
  • Kemah: 2:55 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.


You can track the path the planes took when they were in the air.

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"The Fight to the Finish Flyover is an invitation for Houstonians to join in acknowledging the 75th anniversary of VE Day - Victory in Europe," said museum president and CEO Douglas H. Owens. "We encourage everyone to step outside and enjoy a moment of patriotic distraction and marvel at the rare WWII warbirds flying overhead, all from the safety of their own homes."

The flyover lasted just over an hour. The fleet included a B-25 'Devil Dog,' a P-51 Mustang, and a Grumman HU-16 Albatross, among others.
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Chaz Miller has a preview of Sunday's 'Flight to the Finish' flyover!



Organizers encouraged residents to watch the flight from their houses, as the Lone Star Flight Museum was closed to visitors and parking.

Kids can continue the fun after the event with coloring pages featuring drawings and fun facts about the planes.

You can find the Lone Star Flight Museum's coloring pages by clicking this link.

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