SAN ANTONIO – Despite Sunday’s late storms, the sky was open this Memorial Day for a flyover from historic warbird planes.
Four World War II-era airplanes put on a 30-minute display over San Antonio, starting around noon. Lewis Air Legends and the City of San Antonio hosted the spectacle.
Three P-51 Mustangs and one B-25J Mitchell headed to Kelly Field, then took a full circle from the South Side to the East Side and then downtown. They took two rounds above downtown and the Pearl before heading to the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, according to a news release.
KSAT 12 News had two photographers tracking the flight for a livestream. You can view the stream in the video player at the top of this article.
There was a possibility that the flyover could have been postponed due to potential isolated storms, but rain and wind did not deter spectators or the pilots. However, strong-to-severe storms are most likely after 7 p.m. Monday.
The flyover commemorates Memorial Day and “those that served and fought for our freedom,” Lewis Air Legends founder and pilot Rod Lewis said in a news release.