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Visiting Aircraft

Visiting WWII Bombers

FLY-IN For some fun this summer!

If you love history, engines, props, pilots - or just plane fun - swing out to the Air Zoo this summer for some exciting visits from some of our favorite flying friends!  These historic aircraft will be on display at the Air Zoo's Flight Discovery Center (FDC) and  flights are available for purchase. Most also have ticketed tour options as well.  Make sure to check out there cool merchandise and come out to welcome them to the area!  See below for all the details!


Upcoming Fly-ins!

August 2nd-5th

The Commemorative Air Force is bringing both the C-47 for the weekend and offering tours as a package deal to our guests! Tours are only $10/person, Air Zoo members pay $8/person with member id. Families (up to 5 members) are only $20!. 

C-47 "That's All, Brother"

Over 75 years ago, on June 6, 1944, That’s All, Brother led the main airborne invasion of Normandy. Piloted by Lt. Col John Donalson, the plane led over 800 C-47s that dropped over 13,000 paratroopers into a battle that changed the course of mankind. 75 years later, we were able to bring this great airplane back to the skies over Normandy for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.  Learn more about "That's All Brother"

Tours & Rides

“That’s All, Brother” has been restored to its 1944 condition, including its D-Day paint scheme along with a thorough historic interior restoration. The Commemorative Air Force maintains airplanes to be artifacts of living history, and you can experience the airplane firsthand by touring, and even going for a flight. The entire flight experience takes a little more than an hour, with 30 minutes being the in-flight portion.  Book a ride on "That's All, Brother" for just $249/passenger.

Sunday, August 1
"That's All, Brother" and crew will fly in to the Air Zoo around 11am and offer a media flight at 1pm. So, keep your ears open and eyes on the sky (as well as Facebook) for more info!

Monday, August 2 
10am-2:30pm - Ground & flight deck tours
3:30pm - "That's All, Brother" Flight Experience rides   Book Now

Tuesday, August 3 | 9am-5pm
9:30am - "That's All, Brother" Flight Experience rides   Book Now
11am-4pm - Ground & flight deck tours
5:30pm - "That's All, Brother" Flight Experience rides   Book Now
Wednesday, August 4th | 9am-5pm
9:30am - "That's All, Brother" Flight Experience rides   Book Now
11am-4pm - Ground & flight deck tours
5:30pm - "That's All, Brother" Flight Experience rides   Book Now

Thursday, August 5th | 9am-departure
9:30am - "That's All, Brother" Flight Experience rides   Book Now
11am-2:30pm - Ground & flight deck tours
3:30pm - "That's All, Brother" Flight Experience rides   Book Now
5:30pm - "That's All, Brother" Flight Experience rides   Book Now


B-25 "Yellow Rose"

NOT ABLE TO ATTEND the Fly-In this year! Fingers crossed for 2022.

The “Yellow Rose”, the christened name of the vintage B-25J Mitchell WWII bomber, is once again touring the American skies. The bomber is completely restored to its wartime capabilities and is operated by the Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing. It is one of the flying museum pieces belonging to the organization’s “Ghost Squadron” aircraft collection. Learn more about "Yellow Rose"

“Yellow Rose” After four years, the aircraft was lovingly restored to WWII condition by members of the Central Texas Wing and donated to the CAF in 1981. Literally thousands of man hours were donated over the four year period by the members of the Yellow Rose Squadron in order to bring the Rose back into full operational readiness. Tours included in rates above. Flights are not available for the B-25. 


August 13th-14th

B-17  "Yankee Lady"

The Boeing B-17G owned and operated by the Yankee Air Museum was the thirteenth from the last ever produced.  It was delivered to the U.S. Army Air Forces on July 16, 1945 and did not go overseas or see combat.  In all, 12,731 Flying Fortresses were built during World War Two.  Today, there are only 10 reported to be airworthy.  Yankee Lady is one of only five on which a person can purchase a ride.

The purpose of the B-17 was to fly long distances, at high altitudes, carrying a heavy payload deep into enemy territory, and destroy their ability to make war.  B-17s typically flew in large numbers out of bases in England to destroy targets like munitions factories, aircraft factories, oil refineries, submarine bases and supply depots.

Learn more about "Yankee Lady"

Tours & Rides

Air Adventure rides are $495/passenger and tours are priced as follows: $8 adults, $3/kids 15 and younger, 2 and younger are free. Air Zoo Members get FREE tours - so bring your Membership ID Card!

Friday, August 13 | TBD
"Yankee Lady" and crew will fly in to the Air Zoo, so keep your ears open and eyes on the sky (as well as Facebook) for more info!

Tours available outside of Air Adventure Flight times.

2pm-3pm - Media Flights - come watch her take-off and land!

5pm - Air Adventure rides  Book Now

6pm - Air Adventure rides  Book Now

Saturday, August 14 | 9am-5pm

Tours available outside of Air Adventure Flight times.

10am - Air Adventure rides  Book Now

11am - Air Adventure rides  Book Now

12pm - Air Adventure rides  Book Now

Crew will depart by 3:30pm


September 11th

B-25 "Rosie's Reply"

The B-25D Rosie’s Reply (formerly known as Yankee Warrior)The North American B-25 Mitchell is an American twin-engine, medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation. The design was named in honor of Major General William “Billy” Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation.

There is no conclusive evidence this plane bore a name or nose art. This B-25D (43-3634) was repainted in December 2020 according to North American Aviation specifications for this aircraft in 1943.  This livery honors the aviators who flew B-25s in the 489th Bomb Squadron in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations.  In March 2021, the B-25 was christened “Rosie’s Reply” to additionally honor the thousands of women, collectively known as Rosie the Riveter, who built aircraft and other munitions in response to the threat that arose in World War Two.  Learn more about "Rosie's Reply"

 

Air Adventure Rides

Air Adventure rides are $425/passenger and tours are unavailable due to size and limited access. 

Saturday, September 11 | 10am-3pm

"Rosie's Reply" and crew will fly in to the Air Zoo, so keep your ears open and eyes on the sky (as well as Facebook) for more info!

11am - Air Adventure rides  Book Now

12pm - Air Adventure rides  Book Now

1pm - Air Adventure rides Book Now

 

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