THUNDER BAY – AVIATION – This summer, August 1-7, the Commemorative Air Force of the United States is flying into Confederation College’s Aviation Centre of Excellence with two historic and incredible World War II aircraft:
- Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey”(WWII Heavy Bomber)
- North American B-25J “Miss Mitchell” (WWII Medium Bomber)
Both aircraft are fully restored and will be available for public viewing daily from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. for a gate fee of $10. There will also be the opportunity to fly aboard a “war bird” later in the week for an additional fee. These flights will be somewhat costly but the trip will be worth it to gain such an unforgettable memory! Rides can be purchased on-site during the week from August 1-7.
The proceeds from this event will be used to support keeping such aircraft flying for the Commemorative Air Force, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic airplanes.