Due to a last minute change to our previously agreed to terms with the County of Kern’s Meadows Field Airport Authority, we will not be making our scheduled appearance in Bakersfield, California October 15 – 21, 2018 with the B-17 Bomber “Sentimental Journey.” She will return to our flying museum in Mesa, Arizona on Monday, October 15th.
All passengers who have booked rides for the Bakersfield tour stop will be notified and refunded. For information on refunds, contact the Ride Program Manager at 480-462-2992.
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.