B-17 Bomber at WCAM, Next Week Only
August 9, 2013
One of the most important aircraft used in World War II, and one of only two left flying in North America, ‘Sentimental Journey’, a Boeing B-17 heavy strategic bomber, will be visiting the Western Canada Aviation Museum from Monday, August 12 to Sunday, August 18, 2013.
Known as the ‘Flying Fortress’, the B-17 was the first Boeing plane built with a large distinctive tail for improved control and stability. This aircraft has been credited with helping the Allies win the campaign in Europe. The B-17 was flown by the RCAF and many Canadians served as crew members.
Visitors will get the opportunity to climb inside the B-17 to see its operational environment and talk to the crew.
Don't miss your chance to see the Flying Fortress while she’s in town!
For admission rates, public viewing hours and to learn more about the B-17, visit the Western Canada Aviation Museum website.