May 12, 2023 – Greenville Texas will be hosting an air show with historic and vintage aircraft this month as the Commemorative Air Force hosts the Barnstormer Saturday Fly-In.
The event is scheduled 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20 at Majors Field, the City of Greenville Municipal Airport. Admission and parking are free for the show, which will include a variety of craft presented by the Commemorative Air Force, the largest flying museum in the world.
Among the aircraft expected to be on display is “Ikes Bird”, an Aero Commander L-26B, the smallest plane ever to fly as Air Force One when it was used by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. You can find out more about this aircraft here: https://www.ikesbird.org/greenville
Also, organizers expect the Douglas R4D, “Ready For Duty”, the Navy version of the DC-3 to make another appearance at the airshow.
The B-29/B-24 Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force brings together the aircraft, pilots and crews from over 70 CAF units across the country to create the AirPower Squadron – an ever changing assortment of military aircraft touring together to bring the sights, sounds and smells of World War II aviation history to audiences across the United States.
The AirPower Squadron always includes at least one of the two rarest World War II bombers in the world – FIFI, the most famous, flying Boeing B-29 Superfortress and Diamond Lil, an equally rare B-24 Liberator. Aircraft accompanying the B-29 or B-24 will include other World War II aircraft such as the P-51 Mustang, the B-17 Flying Fortress and the B-25 Mitchell, along with an assortment of fighters, trainers and liaison aircraft. The Greenville show will include the B-24 Diamond Lil.
You can find more information on the Fly-In and the Commemorative Air Force is available online at and www.airpowersquadron.org/greenville-tx