The B-17 Bomber “Sentimental Journey” will be in La Porte, IN August 10-16, 2020.

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!
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Special VJ Day flyover

The 9:30 flight on Saturday, August 15 will be a special extended-time flight in recognition of the 75 anniversary of VJ Day marking the end of World War II. The flyover route is shown on the map below. Times and locations of the route are subject to change. Seats are available on this special flight.

Ground Tours:

We encourage everyone to come out and tour our plane(s). However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and to keep everyone safe, we ask the following:

  • If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay at home
  • Please maintain social distancing while waiting in line to make purchases at our trailer; waiting in line for airplane tours or when inside the plane
  • Wearing a face covering is optional or as required by local restrictions

Mon/Fri-Sun: 2p – 6p
Tue-Thurs: 9a – 6p
$10 per person/$20 for a family of 4
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)

Departing from the La Porte Municipal Airport. We have a limited number of seats, flights are filling up fast.
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B-17 in flight
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.

We will be located at:

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More about the Flying Legends of Victory Tour

B-17 crew
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.