CAF Offering Christmas Lights Night Flight

CAF Offering Christmas Lights Night Flight

Kalene O'Brien
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Holiday lights fill the Permian Basin this time of year but imagine the view 1,00 feet in the air in this World War II aircraft.

The high sky wing of the CAF Museum in Midland is offering those in the Permian Basin a chance see all the holiday lights like they never have before.

It's the Christmas Lights Night Flight.

"When you drive down the street you look at one house to the next and from the side and just seeing ya know whole blocks from the sky is just it's a whole different perspective to see how the whole town is lit up," said Daniel Rathbun, a Senior Pilot at CAF.

For three nights only flights will take residents up in the air to see the city lit up with festive lights.

This is the first year the CAF has offered these holiday flights.

"We have the perfect airplane so we thought we'd give it a shot," said Bill Coombes of the High Sky Wing at the CAF.

The World War II aircraft, a Beech C-45 Expeditor was used for transport and utility and the CAF says its airline style seats give a perfect view for sightseeing.

"It really is pretty and I think seeing the Christmas lights from the sky is a unique experience," said Coombes

To get a seat on one of the Christmas Lights Night Flights just email

But just a heads up, spots are filling up quickly.

They go for $75 per person or $145 to sit right next to the pilot.

Flights will be on December 20th, 21st, and the 22nd.