The Flying Legends of Victory Tour will be making a stop at North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport from July 3rd through July 9th as part of its summer tour. The stop in North Bay will feature the B-17 Bomber Sentimental Journey, one of only 10 B-17s in the world still flying and one of the most iconic airplanes from World War II.
The tour, made possible by the volunteers of the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum, includes three restored WWII combat aircraft: C-47/DC-3 Combat Legend “Old Number 30” B-17 Bomber “Sentimental Journey” and B-25 Bomber “Maid in the Shade.” These warbirds and their crew will visit approximately 50 cities from June through October to fulfill their mission of educating all generations about the role of aviation in combat.
People will have the opportunity to climb aboard the B-17 Bomber and have a chance to soak in the breathtaking stories during one of the most important periods in U.S. history. A release states the B-17 was nicknamed the “Flying Fortress,” because it was a strategic weapon in WWII because of its ability to suffer extensive battle damage and still return home. Tours cost $14 per person and $28 for a family of four.