CAF Airbase Arizona – Flying Legends of Victory Tour 2018

Come fly the CAF Airbase Arizona's B-17G Flying Fortress "Sentimental Journey" or B-25J Mitchell "Maid in the Shade" during the organization's Flying Legends of Victory Tour this year. (photo by Moose Peterson, via CAF)

“Flying Legends of Victory Tour”

Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum brings a rare chance to tour and ride in iconic warbirds

Mesa, Arizona – (April 10, 2018) – Two of the most iconic airplanes from World War II, B-17 Bomber “Sentimental Journey” and B-25 Mitchell “Maid in the Shade,” will depart on separate routes throughout the U.S. and Canada this summer for the Flying Legends of Victory Tour. The tour, made possible by the volunteers of the non-profit 501(c)(3) Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum, will visit nearly 50 cities from May to October. 

CAF Airbase Arizona’s B-25J “Maid in the Shade” in an evocative end-of-day shot. (image via CAF)

At each tour stop, the public will have the opportunity to climb aboard the airplane to soak in the breathtaking stories of courage and service by Americans during some of the most important periods in U.S. history. The Museum’s mission is to educate others about the incredible machines and heroes in combat aviation history.

Sentimental Journey coming in to land… the CAF’s Flying Fortress will be touring North America this year giving rides and displaying before the public. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)

Tours cost $10 per person and $20 for a family of four (U.S. and Canada). Seats on the B-17 are $425 USD per waist compartment seat and $850 USD for bombardier/navigator seats in the nose and are limited to 8 passengers per flight.  Seats on the B-25 are $325 USD per waist gunner compartment seat or $650 USD for flight deck jump seat and are limited to seven passengers per flight. Ride reservations are required. 

B-17 Tour Stops (as of April 11th, 2018):

B-25 Tour Stops (as of April 11th):

“Sentimental Journey” will kick off in Palm Springs, CA, May 26 – 28, 2018 and “Maid in the Shade” will begin her tour in Santa Fe, NM, May 29 – June 3, 2018. For a complete Flying Legends of Victory tour schedule, pricing information, and to book your seat, visit www.FlyingLegendsTour.com. More stops will be added as finalized.

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