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B-17G of the Commemorative Air Force. Called the Texas Raiders , this aircraft was photographed in Houston as it was leaving the Houston Executive Airport after an airshow in April of 2019. It did a flyover after taking off and flying the pattern, turning on the smoke before flying home to Conroe, TX.


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Mark Harris
Some information would be helpful!
Harry Ellett
Well, it is obviously a B-17 Flying Fortress. The smoke must be just smoke for an air show because the engine looks like it is running just fine.
Gran foto
Al Bauer
I'll go with what Harry said
Mário Lobo
"Googling", I saw this link:

I think this information is correct and related to the shown plane.
Larry Horton
Have seen several air shows which feature a "damaged engine" to illustrate how tough the fortress was and its ability to sustain damage and keep flying. My guess is that this is what that is.
Ken Carpenter
Commemorative Air Force Gulf Coast Wing’s B-17G, Texas Raiders. First B-17 acquired for preservation as an airworthy Flying Fortress in 1967 to educate, honor and commemorate those that fly the B-17 during WWII. Smoke oil used during an Airshow appearance.
Hans-Jürgen Buttler
Super Bild!
"Three turning; one burning" - Great photo
Jack Howard
Feather #3
Don Lynch
I would give that plane pic five stars if it was a shot from behind, parked, in a snowstorm. I understand there are bigger, better, faster, and certainly more effective aircraft today. It's just something about this bird. You all have a good evening.
Mike LaChancePhoto Uploader
Sorry about the lack of info. I put the basic information into the system when I uploaded the photos, but I guess that doesn't make it to the web page.
Corvus oil injected into the exhaust.


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