World War II-era airplanes to fly over San Antonio on Memorial Day

Flyover will start at noon on Monday, will travel around San Antonio for 30 minutes

Lewis Air Legends and the City of San Antonio will put on the 30-minute display starting at noon on Memorial Day.

SAN ANTONIOEditor’s note: Watch the flyover live in this article.

San Antonio will get another flyover, this time from four World War II-era aircrafts.

Lewis Air Legends and the City of San Antonio will put on the 30-minute display starting at noon on Memorial Day.

The aircraft will start near the Interstate 10 and Loop 1604 interchange, then head to Kelly Field, then take a full circle from the South Side to the East Side and then downtown. It will take two rounds above downtown and the Pearl before heading to the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, according to a news release.

We’re really excited to show you the details for our Memorial Day Flyover in collaboration with the City of San Antonio! - Be sure to tag your photos with #LALMemorialFlyover

Posted by Lewis Air Legends on Friday, May 22, 2020

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Lewis Air Legends founder and pilot Rod Lewis said he wanted to “honor those that served and fought for our freedom, and those who flew these wonderful flying machines.”

“The meaning of ‘freedom’ is more important than ever and for that reason we fly our fleet in remembrance of these heroes,” he said in a news release.

The formation will include one World War II bomber and three fighter planes. They will be flown by:

  • B-25J Mitchell “Russian Ta Get Ya”: pilots Rod Lewis and Stewart Dawson
  • P-51 Mustang “Miss Marilyn”: pilot Jim Dale
  • P-51 Mustang “Happy Jack”: pilot Dr. Bruce Winter
  • P-51 Mustang “La Pistolera”: pilot Gordon Richardson

A news release by the Lewis Air Legends encourages onlookers to practice social distancing during the flyover.

Monday’s flyover follows the Air Force Thunderbirds’ glorious flight over the Alamo City on May 13 to thank first responders during the pandemic.

Lewis Air Legends will have a flyover with World War II-era aircraft in San Antonio on Monday, May 22, 2020, for Memorial Day. (©Bradley Wentzel)

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