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3-May-2013
N7227C 'Texas Raiders' is one of only 13 'Flying Fortresses' which are in a airworthy condition. It has been recognized by AIR CLASSICS magazine as the best restored B-17G bomber currently flying in the world. Operdated by the Commemorative Air Force - Gulf Coast Wing. Delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corps on July 12, 1945. This 'Flying Fortress' became airworthy on October 14, 2009 after a long "AD" (Airworthiness Directive). Special thanks to the Gulf Coast Wing for this perfect day. Four Wright R-1820-97, 1000 horsepower radial engines. using exhaust driven superchargers, each engine is capable of approximately 1200 horsepower. (more of N7227C)
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3-May-2013
N7227C 'Texas Raiders' is one of only 13 'Flying Fortresses' which are in a airworthy condition. It has been recognized by AIR CLASSICS magazine as the best restored B-17G bomber currently flying in the world. Operdated by the Commemorative Air Force - Gulf Coast Wing. Delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corps on July 12, 1945. This 'Flying Fortress' became airworthy on October 14, 2009 after a long "AD" (Airworthiness Directive). Special thanks to the Gulf Coast Wing for this perfect day. Four Wright R-1820-97, 1000 horsepower radial engines. using exhaust driven superchargers, each engine is capable of approximately 1200 horsepower. (more of N7227C)
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3-May-2013
N7227C 'Texas Raiders' is one of only 13 'Flying Fortresses' which are in a airworthy condition. It has been recognized by AIR CLASSICS magazine as the best restored B-17G bomber currently flying in the world. Operdated by the Commemorative Air Force - Gulf Coast Wing. Delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corps on July 12, 1945. This 'Flying Fortress' became airworthy on October 14, 2009 after a long "AD" (Airworthiness Directive). Special thanks to the Gulf Coast Wing for this perfect day. It was such a great feeling to stay in the Cockpit of a flying B-17. And it's not so easy to climb up into the Cockpit for a tall person =) (more of N7227C)
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30-October-2009
N7227C After almost eight years of restauration work by the Commemorative Air Force Gulf Coast Wing 'Texas Raiders' is making its first public appearance at Wings over Houston 2009. 'Texas Raiders' is illuminated by the very last sunrays on the Friday evening before the show. (more of N7227C)