Historic WWII Bombers to make landing in Chattanooga; rides available
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) AirPower History Tour brings World War II aviation to airports across North America each year. On May 20th, the group will make a landing in Chattanooga.
A pair of bombers; the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, FIFI, and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, DIAMOND LIL, as well as other WWII aircraft, will land at Wilson Air Center in Chattanooga Monday, May 20th at 12 p.m.
Visitors can look at the aircraft up close, purchase flights, and tour the cockpits when they are on the ground.
Tours and flights will begin Wednesday, May 22 at 9 a.m. and run through Sunday, May 26 at 5 p.m. The aircraft will be open to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The B-29 flies on Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
- The B-24 flies on Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11a.m.
- Cockpit tours of the B-24 and B-29 will be available beginning at 9 a.m. except on Saturday and Sunday, when they will begin at noon.
Access to the ramp is $15 for adults and $8 for youth, ages 10 through 17. Children under age 9 are admitted free. Aircraft rides range from $85 to $1,995 depending on aircraft type and seat position selected.
To book a flight or read more about the tours, visit the Air Power Squadron website.