**UPDATE: EVENT IS CANCELED** We are sorry to report that we have just been informed that a mechanical issue has surfaced on the B-17 and Yankee Air Museum has been forced to cancel their appearance at the Air Zoo’s Flight Discovery Center, scheduled for Saturday, October 3rd.
The Boeing B-17G, Yankee Lady, will visit the Air Zoo’s Flight Discovery Center on Saturday, October 3, 2020. The plane and crew will be arriving around 10am and plan to offer Air Adventure rides to those interested in booking a seat for flights scheduled that day.
“The weather looks perfect for our last Yankee Air Museum visit of the year” states Air Zoo’s Director of Marketing, Nikki Statler. “In August, we had a nice turn out of excited spectators to welcome Yankee’s C-47 and its crew, we anticipate the same for this weekend! Yankee will be selling rides and tours of this iconic, WWII heavy bomber – it will be a great day to visit the Air Zoo.”
Yankee Lady is the same type of legendary aircraft, commonly called a “Flying Fortress,” which helped end World War II by crippling the enemies’ ability to wage war. This particular B-17 joined the United States Army Air Forces on July 16, 1945, shortly after Victory in Europe was declared. Yankee Lady is one of only ten airworthy B-17s in existence and none of these ever saw combat.
Self-guided ground tours cost $8.00 for adults aged 15 and above; $3.00 for kids aged 6 to 15 and all others are free. Air Adventure rides on the B-17 are available at 11am, 12pm, and 1pm. An Air Adventure ride is a 30-minute experience and costs $475.00. To order a B-17 Air Adventure visit www.yankeeairmuseum.org and click on “Fly With Us.” Additional flight times may be added as customer demand warrants.
The Air Zoo, and Yankee Air Museum have been working hard to make sure your visit is safe. Please check both organizations’ websites for COVID safety measures, policies and procedures.