• Historic WWII B-17 Bomber Coming to Skagit Regional Airport

    May 28, 2019
    BURLINGTON--The historic World War II B-17 Bomber ’Sentimental Journey’ from the Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona will be at Skagit Regional Airport in June.
     
    The public is invited to see this historic aircraft when it stops at Skagit Regional Airport from Monday, June 24* to Sunday, June 30, 2019 as part of the “Flying Legends of Victory Tour.”   
     
    After arrival, the aircraft will be available for tours from 9am—6pm for $10 per person or $20 per family, and flights can be booked on site or online at www.FlyingLegendsTour.com.   These once-in-a-lifetime flights will take place on June 28, 29 and 30.  It’s a unique opportunity for aviation enthusiasts and history buffs young and old.
     
    This restored WWII bomber is only one of ten B-17G Bombers in the world still flying today, out of 13,000 produced.  With a wingspan of 103 feet and length of 74 feet, this Flying Fortress will provide an up-close and personal look at aviation history.
     
    Please plan to visit Skagit Regional Airport during this special tour.  Groups are welcome; airport staff ask that you notify them ahead of time so they can assist with parking.
     
    The Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum maintains and flies several WWII aircraft including the Boeing B-17 ’Sentimental Journey’ and is located at Falcon Field airport, in Mesa, Arizona (http://www.azcaf.org).
     
     
    *The plane will be arriving late morning/early afternoon on the 24th
     
     
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    Contact:
    Linda Tyler, Community Outreach Administrator
    (360) 757-0011
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