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26th of April, 2023

Coming This April!  A Living History Flight Experience

  • Rides Available in a B-17G and B-25J Thursday (April 27) thru Sunday (April 30, 2023)
  • Tours of the B-17 & B-25 Included with Museum Admission (April 26-30)

Planes of Fame Air Museum and the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), Arizona Wing, have an incredible "step back in time" experience for everyone coming in late April to the Museum. .  The CAF is bringing both their B-17G Flying Fortress "Sentimental Journey" and their B-25J Mitchell "Maid in the Shade" to Planes of Fame and offering rides and tours throughout their visit. 

Wednesday (April 26) open 10am until 4pm; Thursday (April 27) open 10am until 5pm; Friday (April 28) open 10am until 5pm, Saturday (April 29) open 9am until 5pm, Sunday (April 30) open 9am until 4pm.  Regular Museum prices are in effect

Your admission to the Museum gets you a tour of these two incredible aircraft. Beginning Wednesday, April 26 and continuing daily until Sunday, April 30, guests to the Museum will have the opportunity to walk thru and tour both of of the CAF's visiting aircraft.  Starting with Thursday, tours will begin in the afternoon (following flights) and the aircraft (and the Museum) will remain open each day until 5:00pm.

To book a flight in one or both of these aircraft, click this red button: 

Learn more about both of these aircraft by clicking on these following links:  B-17 Sentimental Journey and B-25 Maid in the Shade

While at the Museum, be sure to see our collection of nearly 100 historic aircraft, including several of the rarest aircraft in the world.  Take a tour with our Museum Guides and watch our restoration teams at work.  The Museum Gift Shop is stocked with some great items. 

Looking for an extra thrill?  Book a ride in a Planes of Fame P-51D "Mustang."  

The Museum is also offering a 35-40 minute experience in one of its North American P-51D "Mustangs."  This includes engine start, run-up, taxi plus a 20-minute flight.  Discover what it was like to fly one of the fastest and most effective fighter aircraft from the Second World War.  Click here for more info and to book your flight.


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