The B-17 Bomber “Sentimental Journey” and the B-25 Bomber “Maid in the Shade” will be in Butte, MT July 29 – Aug 4, 2019.

A one of a kind collection of the rarest historical military planes in the world will be near you. Come see them up close and personal, and better yet fly in one!
Departing from the Bert Mooney Airport. We have a limited number of seats, flights are filling up fast.
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Built in 1944, the B-25 “Maid in the Shade” was developed by North American Aviation and used mainly as a low altitude strafe and skip bomber. Nearly 10,000 B-25s were produced and the B-25 Mitchell “Maid in the Shade” is one of 34 still flying today.
The B-17 Bomber is a heavy Bomber Bristling with armament. They earned a deadly reputation and were legendary for their ability to return home after taking brutal poundings.

Ground Tours: (both bombers)

Mon/Fri-Sun: 2p – 6p
Tue-Thurs: 9a – 6p
$15 per person/$25 for a family of 4 (in US and Canada)
Purchase tour tickets at the airplane, no reservation required.

Rides:

Fri-Sun: 9a – 1p

Aircraft Pricing
B-17 Bomber $425 USD per waist compartment seat (6 available)
$850 USD per Bombardier/Navigator Seat(2 available)
B-25 Bomber $325 USD per waist compartment seat (4 available)
$650 USD per Jump seat (3 available)

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* Limited availability, book today to guarantee your once in a lifetime experience.

Don’t just get to look at the Commemorative Air Force Museum’s one-of-a-kind collection of historical military planes – fly in one!

Not everyone can visit the Airbase Arizona Museum for an up-close and personal inspection of our thrilling warbirds. So in the summer, we take our World War II planes to the public to fulfill our mission of educating generations about the role of aviation in combat history. Our summer air show, the “Flying Legends of Victory Tour,” starts in June and ends in October. Three of our seven flying warbirds travel to approximately 50 cities.

Keep your eyes to the skies when our C-47/DC-3 Combat Legend “Old Number 30,” B-25 “Maid in the Shade,” and B-17 “Sentimental Journey” fly overhead to their next destination. And come visit us when we’re in your town. Rides and tours are available, but be sure to book your seat in advance because we’ll only be there for a limited time.  

Our summer tour is made possible by volunteer Commemorative Air Force members who attend ground school in the spring and give up anywhere from one to three weeks at a time of their summer and/or fall to go on location with our planes. These members put in long hours on-site, but they do so with smiles on their faces to bring joy — and history — to others. They answer questions, coordinate rides, give tours of the aircraft and sell souvenirs, among other things. These volunteers have a passion for keeping history alive.