B-17G Yankee Lady Barnstorming in Pensacola

Aircorps Art Dec 2019

Experience a multi-sensory and immersive adventure by taking a ride on a WWII B-17 Bomber on October 10th and 11th at the Pensacola Aviation Center located at 4145 Jerry L Maygarden Rd, Pensacola, FL 32504. Experience history in flight in one of the most iconic airplanes from World War II. With only three flying B-17s in North America, this is a rare opportunity that you won’t want to miss. The B-17 Flying Fortress was a heavy four-engine bomber in the US Army Air Force during WWII and was noted for its dangerous daylight missions over Germany.

The Yankee Air Museum’s magnificent Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress glides through the skies as captured by the talented and much-missed Eric Dumigan some years ago. (image via Yankee Air Museum)

The flight is a 30-minute experience and costs $525.00 per person. Once airborne, passengers are able to move to other positions in the aircraft including the nose, flight deck, bomb bay, radio room, and waist gunnery section. Celebrate flight with this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Rides occur from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 pm on both October 10 and 11. You can reserve a seat by ordering online at https://yankeeairmuseum.org/fly/#b17 or walk up to see if any seats are available.

About Yankee Air Museum:  Established in 1981 the Yankee Air Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.  The Yankee Air Museum dedicates itself to educating individuals through the history of American aeronautics, the aerospace industry and its associated technologies while inspiring generations through personal experiences to instill pride in our national accomplishments. Yankee Air Museum, located at 47884 D Street, Belleville, Michigan on the grounds of historic Willow Run Airport. Visit  www.yankeeairmuseum.org to discover more or call 734-483-4030.

The Yankee Air Museum’s B-17G ‘Yankee Lady’ on her takeoff roll while the CAF’s B-29 ‘FIFI’ taxis to the runway in the background. (photo by A.Kevin Grantham)


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