Air Show Performers May 3 and May 4, 2014
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Static Display Aircraft and Rides May 3 and May 4, 2014
Fly with the Veterans and aircraft that made history! The entire family can purchase rides in a real Vietnam-era UH-1H “Huey” and in an real AH-1F Cobra Helicopter and fly with the very Veteran Combat Pilots and Crew that made military history. Prices for the Huey rides will be $75 per person for an 8-10 minute average length of flight. Two Cobra ride options are available. A 7-8 minute flight is available for $300 or a 13-15 minute flight for $500. Their highly experienced crews keep these historic and authentic aircraft in top condition. These Ride Programs have safely flown thousands of satisfied passengers. Proceeds from ride programs benefit local STEM and Veterans programs. (Tickets will be available for purchase beginning 9am each day May 3 -4, 2014. Rides will take place throughout the day, except when they and the Blue Angels perform)
B-17 Bomber Rides
Join us for an unforgettable experience aboard one of the remaining airworthy B-17’s in the world- EAA Aluminum Overcast. Watch history come alive by climbing aboard the 65,000 lb. B-17 bomber. Stand in the footsteps of the bombardier, the navigator, and the waist gunner. Relive history by experiencing this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly in one of World War II’s most vital and magnificent aircraft. To book a flight please call 1-800-359-6217 or visit b17.org
9:00, 10:00, 11:00
Aircraft will be on static display during airshow times.
Pre-book – for EAA members $409, for non-members $449
Walk-up – for EAA members $435, for non-members $475
Ground Tour Pricing – Cost $10 per adult, $20 per family. Active Military, Veterans & Children 8 and under are Free.
EAA is offering historic flight experiences in its beautifully restored B-17G Flying Fortress “Aluminum Overcast.” One of only 13 Fortress’s still flying, this aircraft is an icon of the Allied strategic bombing effort that helped turn the tide of battle in World War II. Unlike reading a history book, you can actually fly a mission back in time and feel the might of this magnificent machine, just as those brave young men did more than 60 years ago.
Contact: Olivia Rasmus
Phone: 920-426-6599, Send an Email
The Commemorative Air Force Missouri Wing will bring not one, but three vintage airplanes to Spirit of St Louis Air Show on May 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
Along with the B-25 “Show Me” Mitchell Bomber and the TBM-3 Avenger Torpedo Bomber will be the the Missouri Wing’s 1941 US Army Aeronca L-3E “Defender” observation aircraft, nicknamed “Lil Show-Me.” It fulfilled various roles throughout World War II, including observation of enemy troop movements, directing artillery fire and liaison duties. Because of its ability to land and take-off on rough terrain, the pilots and plane became known as “Grasshoppers.”
The L-3E will be on static display only, while the B-25 and TBM Avenger will be performing during the show. In addition, the B25 will also be offering “living history” rides Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A fee is charged for the rides, which can be reserved in advance by calling the CAF at 314-486-1205.
Static Aircaft Displays
More to be announced soon…