Flying season begins at The Museum of Flight in Seattle with rides in the Liberty Foundation’s Boeing B-17 bomber and Curtiss P-40 fighter on April 30 and May 1. Both aircraft are part of the Liberty Foundation’s “Salute to the Veterans Tour.”
Bomber rides are in Liberty Belle, a restored World War II B-17 bomber, while fighter rides are in restored World War II Curtiss P-40E modified to accommodate a passenger (pictured). The B-17 arrived Monday, April 25, and is on view at the museum ramp; the P-40 will arrive on Friday for weekend rides. Rides on both planes will be available April 30 and May 1 hourly from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by ground tours of the planes from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Flight experiences in the bomber last about 45 minutes, with 30 minutes in the air; P-40 flights are about 20 minutes in the air.
For costs, reservations and more information, call the Liberty Foundation at 918-340-0243 or go to LibertyFoundation.org
For more information: MuseumOfFlight.org