Flight Museum Hosts WWII Bomber ‘Sentimental Journey’

The beautiful B-17 ‘Sentimental Journey’. Photo courtesy Commemorative Air Force.

The beautiful B-17 ‘Sentimental Journey’. Photo courtesy Commemorative Air Force.

Burlington, WA – After a few years of settling in to new facilities the Heritage Flight Museum is pleased to be welcoming back the Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing’s B-17 ‘Sentimental Journey’. The aircraft arrives on Friday, 21 August around noon at the Skagit Regional Airport. It will be positioned at the General Aviation terminal for the duration of the tour stop, until its departure on Monday, 24 August. (Due to its size, it will not be based at the Heritage Flight Museum’s hangars on the west side of the field.)

The Museum is hosting coffee, cookies and donuts for Veterans, from 10:00am-1:00pm on Friday, 21 August in the Port of Skagit hearing room. Veterans and the public alike are welcome to be present to greet the aircraft and crew upon its arrival. Some ground tours may be available.

The aircraft will be open to the public for ground tours and flights from 9:00am-5:00pm on Saturday, 22 August and Sunday, 23 August. Tours are $5/person or $10/family, kids five years and under are free. Flight can be booked on site or by calling 602 448 9415 and start at $425 per person.

Saturday is also the Port of Skagit’s Community Day which will feature flying and static displays of aircraft – including the B17 and Heritage Flight Museum aircraft.

“We’ve been hosting the CAF Arizona Wing aircraft and crew stops for almost a decade, and have always been proud of our community for welcoming them with support and attendance” said Kate Simmons, Heritage Flight Museum Director of Programs. “We’re so pleased to have them here at our new home in Skagit Valley to share the incredible living history of the bomber crews of WWII.”

The museum was formerly located at Bellingham International Airport up until April 2014 when it moved to the Port of Skagit’s Regional Airport just off Highway 20, at 15053 Crosswind Dr. Regular open hours are currently Monday through Thursday by appointment, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 3pm. Fly Days are held on the third Saturday of every month from March to October.

The museum allows visitors an up-close look at their memorabilia collections and a selection of flying World War II, Korean and Vietnam era including a P-51 Mustang, Douglas Skyraider, North American T-6, Boeing Stearman, L-13 Grasshopper, LINK Trainer and more. Unlike more traditional air and space museums which keep their aircraft sedentary, Heritage Flight Museum maintains and flies their aircraft.

Founded in 1996 by Apollo 8 astronaut Maj. General William Anders, the Heritage Flight Museum is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation and flying of historic military aircraft.

For more information about the Heritage Flight Museum, visit their web site at www.heritageflight.org. HFM is also on Facebook (www.facebook.com/heritageflightmuseum) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/heritagefltmus).

For more information:

Kate Simmons
Director of Programs & Administration
Heritage Flight Museum

Now located at Skagit Regional Airport

Tel: 360.424.5151

Web: www.heritageflight.org

Facebook: HeritageFlightMuseum

Twitter: HeritageFltMus

 

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