Freedom Flyers is offering free rides to WWII Veterans! Find them at the Wings Over Houston Air Show, Nov. 1 & 2, near Legends & Heroes Autograph Tent!
The phone number to call to set up a flights 512-756-6163 or 512-585-4942.
A Mustang Named “Pecos Bill”
“Pecos Bill” is a name that would have been familiar to many in the 1940s. It was the name of a popular but fictional cartoon cowboy of the old west, created by the writer Edward O’Reilly in the 1920s. Supposedly raised by coyotes, the famous cowboy hailed from Pecos, Texas, hence his name. It was the sort nickname that could easily translate to a young pilot and his steed in wartime, especially if that steed was a P-51D Mustang.
“Pecos Bill” is indeed celebrated today on the side of P-51D Mustang that many will have seen on the air show circuit and will make an appearance at WINGS OVER HOUSTON AIRSHOW. Flown by Cowden Ward,Jr.since 2012 and operated by Freedom Flyers, the Mustang is on a new mission honoring the “Greatest Generation”. Not satisfied with simply flying the Mustang in front of audiences across the USA, Cowden has made it his goal to give a Mustang ride, free of charge, to WWII veterans. As ofSept. 15th Pecos Bill has proudly flown90 WWII veterans.
“Pecos Bill”operates under the umbrella organization Freedom Flyers, a multifaceted registered charity which through their outreach programs also helps to inspire American youth on the merits of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to provide free airborne transportation to medical patients in need. Freedom Flyers is indeed an organization worthy of support.