WWII aircraft flyover wowed crowds for Fourth of July


In this photo, the Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing is seen flying over Texas State Cemetary. (KXAN Photo: Frank Martinez)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Commemorative Air Force hosted a July Fourth warbird flyover over Central Texas Saturday.

The group flew several Second World War aircraft over neighborhoods stretching from Austin to San Antonio.

The Commemorative Air Force is a non-profit that preserves World War II aircraft. The CAF Central Texas Wing is based in San Marcos. The group has fundraised among Central Texans who wanted to see flyovers above their neighborhoods.

For each neighborhood, the planes made two passes. The planes flew about 1,000 feet above ground.

The Commemorative Air Force posted a livestream of the flight on its Facebook page.

The Commemorative Air Force released this tentative map of its flyover route.

The flight route for the flyover was:

Depart San Marcos Regional Airport – 11:00 a.m.

Downtown Lockhart – 11:06 a.m.

Austin Airport – 11:17 a.m.

Downtown Austin – 11:19 a.m.

Dell Children’s Hospital – 11:24 a.m.

Rattan Creek – 11:29 a.m.

Cedar Park – 11:34 a.m.

Northlake Hills – 11:40 a.m.

Camp Mabry – 11:49 a.m.

Tarrytown – 11:50 a.m.

O’Henry Middle School – 11:51 a.m.

Onion Creek – 11:58 a.m.

Estates of Shady Hollow – 12:00 p.m.

Calitera (Dripping Springs) – 12:09 p.m.

Wimberly (Old Glory Ranch) – 12:19 p.m.

Canyon Lake – 12:25 p.m.

Shavano Park (San Antonio – 12:37 p.m.

Downtown San Antonio – 12:41 p.m.

Brooke Army Medical Center – 12:43 p.m.

Wincrest (San Antonio) – 12:45 p.m.

New Braunfels Airport – 12:57 p.m.

Arrive San Marcos Regional Airport – 1:04 p.m.

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