Ride with the Yankee Air Museum’s B-17 and C-47 at Upcoming Events

The Yankee Air Museum's C-47 Skytrain pictured here will attend the Wings of the North Air Expo over the weekend of July 23/24th, 2022 along with the museum's B-17G. Rides will be available on both aircraft. (photo by Threshold Images via Yankee Air Museum)
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BELLEVILLE, MICH. (July 12, 2022) – The Yankee Air Museum proudly announces that its B-17 Yankee Lady and C-47 Hairless Joe will fly in the Wings of the North Air Expo on July 23-24 at the Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, MN. The renowned WWII aircraft will also offer once-in-a-lifetime rides experiences that do require a ticket to the Expo. The B-17 Flying Fortress was a heavy four-engine bomber in the US Army Air Force during WWII and was noted for its dangerous daylight missions over Germany. According to General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the C-47 was one of the most vital pieces of military equipment in winning the war. The C-47 Skytrain was developed from the Douglas DC-3 civilian airliner.

Your B-17 flight is a 30-minute encounter with bygone days and costs $525.00 a person. The 12 passengers will have an opportunity to move around during the flight to experience different perspectives of the airplane including the nose gunner seat. The C-47 ride is a 20-minute experience and costs $225.00 per person. Gates to the Expo open each day at 9:00am with rides beginning at 10:00/10:30 am respectively. Reserve your seat today by visiting https://yankeeairmuseum.org/fly/ or take a chance and walk up on the day of the flights to see if any seats remain. Riders must purchase a ticket to the Air Expo and can save by getting tickets in advance at https://airexpo.ticketleap.com/airexpo-2022/dates/Jul-23-2022_at_0900AM

The Yankee Air Museum’s magnificent Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress gliding through he skies as captured by the talented and much-missed Eric Dumigan some years ago. (image via Yankee Air Museum)

Following the Wings of the North Air Expo, the Yankee Air Museum’s B-17 will continue on to Oshkosh, Wisconsin to take part in EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. Rides in the B-17 will also be available here from July 25th through the 31st and can be ordered ahead of time by clicking HERE.



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