On their way to the Labor Day weekend at the Arkansas Air and Military Museum the CAF Gulf Coast Wing’s B-17 Texas Raiders suffered a performance issue on one engine while in transit, and out of an abundance of caution the crew decided to land in Texarkana, Texas.
Upon further inspection it became apparent that an engine change would be needed. The crew had to leave the Flying Fortress on the ramp at Texarkana while they made their way home to prepare for the engine change. It’s a tough enough task to change an 1,100 pound engine, not to mention having to do it away from home. And the task will be expensive.
As a result the the CAF Gulf Coast Wing is having fundraiser on their website, if you are interested in supporting their effort visit www.b17texasraiders.org