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 Skagit Regional Airport (BVS) in Washington state, offering rides and tours Thursday, Aug. 11, through Sunday, Aug. 14.
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. Only a handful of these rare birds remain in the world today and even fewer provide the opportunity to experience flight just as the flight crews did during World War II.
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 warbirds are slated to arrive at noon on Aug. 11 and be on display until 6 p.m. They will be available for tours and flights Aug. 12-14 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The warbirds will depart Aug. 15 for Everett, Wash.