The B-17 Bomber “Sentimental Journey” stop in Penticton, BC has been cancelled. The is in addition to six tour stops that were to begin May 26, 2018. The extension is due to the length of time necessary to manufacture new parts for a historic aircraft after repair work was begun in May. AZCAF also decided to utilize the opportunity this repair presents to perform more work than is required in order to extend the life of this rare warbird. Currently, only eight World War II B-17 Bombers are listed in flyable condition around the world.

All passengers who have booked rides for these tour stops will be refunded.

For information on refunds, contact the Ride Program Manager at 480-462-2992.

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.

More about the Flying Legends of Victory Tour

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.