Flying High: A Unique Father’s Day Gift

Lara DeHavenDay Trips, Lake Houston

Flying High

Father’s Day is this Sunday on June 20th. Are you having a hard time figuring out what gift to get him? Is your dad a history buff? Does he love soaring above the clouds? If you answered “Yes” to these questions, I have found the perfect gift for you. Give a unique Father’s Day gift with a ticket to fly high over Houston in a historic B-17 Bomber.

Lone Star Flight Museum

Approximately 1-1/2 hours away from the Lake Conroe area lies Ellington Field in Houston, Texas. The Lone Star Flight Museum calls Ellington Field home at 11551 Aerospace Avenue. This Saturday and Sunday the museum will open to the public. The Lone Star Flight Museum focuses on aircraft, science, and history. All three will come to life as patrons experience the museum and all it offers. Also, they will conduct ground tours to see historic planes. Surprisingly, they are offering an exciting opportunity for you to amaze someone you love or treat yourself with a ride in an iconic airplane! How cool is that?!

Texas Raiders, A B-17 Bomber

Only 5 B-17 Bombers actively fly today in the United States. These warbirds made history in World War II. Consequently, they are the most iconic aircraft of that era. Futhermore, the Flying Fortress Bomber, Texas Raiders, was preserved with the sole purpose of being a flying museum. This weekend you can reserve your spot to take to the skies in the Texas Raiders. Fly over both Lake Houston and Clear Lake in a 25-minute long flight. The museum calls it, “The Ultimate Living History Flight Experience.” It sounds amazing!

Other Planes

Additionally, this weekend the Lone Star Flight Museum is offering short flights in two other historic planes. The first is the C-45 Little Raider. The second is T6/SNJ Little Sassy. The former is painted in Navy colors and can take up a whole family of four. The latter used to train fighter pilots in WWII to do skillful maneuvers. However, both planes showcase their place in American history.

Prices and Reservations

Prices vary depending on the plane and your seat from $100-$850. However, 75% of the cost is tax deductible, which you can keep in mind. Reservations are required to secure your spot in the various flights throughout the weekend. Click to book your flight.

Needless to say, this weekend wow your dad with a rare opportunity to fly over Houston in a vintage warbird and visit the Lone Star Flight Museum. The gift of an experience makes memories. Therefore, flying high in a WWII Bomber is certainly a unique Father’s Day gift. His feet won’t touch the ground even after the flight ends.