For those of you interested in having a flight in a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Warbird Adventures at Kissimmee Gateway Airport in Kissimmee, Florida is hosting the late David Tallichet’s B-17G 44-83456 this spring. The vintage bomber is known affectionately as the “Movie Memphis Belle” due to the modifications she received to closely resemble B-17F 41-24485 for the 1990 movie Memphis Belle. While this B-17’s current home base is with the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo, New York, she arrived at Warbird Adventures’ facitility on February 28th, and will likely be staying for the next few months.
Warbird Adventures has a fascinating array of vintage aircraft based in their air museum. Indeed Warbird Adventures is well known for their own warbird flight experience operation as well, where you can take a ride in one of their fleet of WWII-vintage North American T-6/SNJ/Harvard trainers. You can book everything from a simple 15 minute hop to an hour-long adventure with aerobatics.
Kissimmee is just a short drive from Disney in Orlando, and not too far from NASA’s home on Cape Canaveral either, so there is plenty to amuse any interest. So why not bring your family over to take a ground tour, or a ride. Be prepared for a dose of history you will never forget! For more information check out Warbird Adventures on the web or via Facebook or the National Warplane Museum and their Facebook page.