World War I-era Plane Does Wichita Falls Flyover

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) - A World War I era-biplane has flown over the former site of a Wichita Falls airfield from that period before moving into a new home at the city's airport.

The Curtiss Jenny, one of only a handful left in the world still capable of flying, made the flight Saturday over the former site of Call Field, an air base that operated from 1917 until 1919.

The plane has been housed at the World War I Call Field Living Museum at the Kickapoo Downtown Airport. In 2014 it will move to the new Wichita Falls Municipal Airport Terminal to be part of a museum.

The Wichita Falls Times Record News reports that as part of an agreement with the city, the Jenny won't make any more flights after Jan. 1.


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