High Sky Wing in Midland offers special way to see Christmas lights

High Sky Wing in Midland offers special way to see Christmas lights

MIDLAND-ODESSA, TX (KWES) - For a third year, the High Sky Wing in Midland will take a different approach to seeing Christmas lights in the Permian Basin.

Bill Coombes, spokesperson for the High Sky Wing said, "It's a fundraiser for us. It's another unique activity that having the Commemorative Air Force and the High Sky Wing here in Midland provides the people of the Permian Basin.  It's not every place that you can go for a ride in a World War II airplane at Christmas time."

Having the chance to see Christmas lights during the 30-minute flight that high up was truly unbelievable.

"It's been well received so we actually added a flight every night so we can accommodate more people," said Coombes.

One of the planes used for the flights is the C-45 expediter, a plane used in the Midland Army Airfield. The pilots that get to fly the plane also take in the experience.

Jefferey Barnes, a volunteer pilot said, "It's fun to see them when you drive past in your car and equally so when you fly above."

From December 12th to the 23rd, the High Sky Wing will be providing flights to the community including Santa who doesn't use reindeer in the Permian Basin, he takes the Spirit of West Texas.

"Everyone that flies on this aircraft comes off with a smile," said Barnes.

For more information on how to book at Christmas light night flight click here: http://highskywing.org/

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