B-17, B-25 at OLM

The B-17 Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey” and B-25 Mitchell “Maid in the Shade” from the Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum will be on display at Olympia Regional Airport (OLM) in Washington offering rides and tours Monday, June 13, through Sunday, June 19. The bombers will be the main attraction at the Olympic Air Show June 18-19.

The restored World War II bombers will give the public an up-close and personal look of aviation history. The public is invited to tour these airplanes. There’s even the opportunity for some lucky individuals to actually take a flight in the bombers and experience flying in these aircraft first-hand. A portion of the flight cost is tax-deductible.

B-17 Tours are $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 through 12 and free for children under 5. B-17 flights are available for $425 per person. You can make a reservation on the B-17 by calling 602-448-9415 or by visiting the bomber.

B-25 flights are for $395 per person. You can make a reservation on the B-25 by calling 480-322-5503 or by visiting the bomber.

The aircraft will be on display at the Olympic Flight Museum at the Olympia Regional Airport. The B-17 and B-25 are scheduled to arrive at Olympia Regional Airport June 13 at noon and will be on display until 6 p.m. From June 14-19, the planes will be on display from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum maintains and flies several World War II aircraft.

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