Airbase Arizona Mesa, AZ

Address:
2017 N. Greenfield Road
Mesa, AZ 85215

Contact number:
(480) 924-1940

Website:
http://www.azcaf.org/

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B-17 Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey More Sentimental Journey Info

Sentimental Journey was originally manufactured and delivered to the U.S. Army Air Forces for war service in 1944 where she flew missions in the Pacific Theater. After the war she flew for training, testing and at-sea rescue missions and was eventually sold for surplus and used as a fire bomber. In 1978 the aircraft was purchased by a Commemorative Air Force (CAF) member and donated to the newly formed Arizona unit of the world-famous CAF. She was meticulously restored and is today maintained in tip-top condition and operated by all-volunteer crews from the membership of CAF Airbase Arizona.

B-25 Mitchell Maid in the Shade More Maid in the Shade Info

B-25J Mitchell “Maid in the Shade” was built in early 1944. She’s very rare – one of 34 B-25Js still flying. Nearly 10,000 were produced.

Used mainly as a low altitude strafe and skip bomber. Was used in America’s first large-scale bombing offensive in the Philippines - sunk 8 ships and shot down 5 planes.

Combat History – Based out of Serraggia Airbase, Corsica from Nov 1 – Dec 31, 1944.

Assigned to:

  • 57th Bomb Wing o 319th Bomb Wing o 437th Squadron
  • Combat missions flown:
    • 13 over Italy
    • 2 over Yugoslavia

PT-17 Stearman More Info

Wartime Mission: Trainer Aircraft. The Stearman Boeing PT-17 “Kaydet” bi-plane served as a military trainer in the 1930s and 1940s for the USAAF (USAF), US Navy, and the Royal Canadian Air Force. A total of 8,584 were built in the United States and is one of the most recognized trainers of all time. The majority of pilots learned to fly in a Kaydet and were required to solo in this aircraft before receiving pilot wings.

Post-war, the PT-17 was used crop dusting, aerobatics, wing walking and various sport uses. It has also been in the movies seen chasing Cary Grant across a field in North by Northwest and was featured in The Aviator.

SNJ-5 Texan More Info

Wartime Mission: Trained several hundred thousand pilots in 34 countries. Named “the pilot maker” by its crews, it was a trainer aircraft with all the characteristics of a high-speed fighter with more maneuverability and easier handling. It was designed to give the best possible training in all types of tactics, from ground strafing to bombardment and aerial dog-fighting, and contained such versatile equipment as bomb racks, blind-flying instrumentation, gun and standard cameras, fixed and flexible guns, and just about every other device that military pilots had to operate. Today, the SNJ-T6 Texan established a unique racing class at the Reno National Air Races and is a regular... ...

L-16 More Info

Wartime Mission: target-spotting and Liaison with Korea. The L-16 was a US civilian aircraft in military colors. The result of numerous design and engine upgrades throughout its use in WWII and post-war civilian pleasure-flying, it served in the Army throughout the Korean War, where it performed many of the same roles it had in WWII: Target-spotting, observation, general utility, liaison missions, and rescue. Post war, in the late 1950s, quite a few L-16s returned to civilian life, where most of them shed their wartime paint and resumed life as 7BCM or 7CCM Champs, teaching primary students to fly across the US. Still others went on to serve in the US Civil Air Patrol, a civilian... ...

C-45 Expiditor More Info

Wartime Mission:Transport, navigational and weapons trainer, light bomber, photo-reconnaissance, mission liaison, and mothership for drones.The C-45 Expeditor or a variant was initially introduced to the civilian market, but once war broke out, its potential was realized and produced began in large quantities. It was used in every branch of American service during WWII and Korea and remains one of the world’s most widely used light aircraft. The C-45 Expeditor or a variant was initially introduced to the civilian market, but once war broke out, its potential was realized and produced began in large quantities. It was used in every branch of American service during WWII and Korea and... ...

C-47 Skytrain Skytrain "Old Number 30" More Skytrain "Old Number 30" Info

“Old Number 30” is a C-47A produced by Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, CA and delivered to the Army Air Force in April 1943. The airplane was then assigned to the 60th Troop Carrier Group (TCG), 11th Troop Carrier Squadron (TCS) and flown to the Mediterranean Theatre in May 1943. During the period of 1943-1945 it operated from numerous U.S. and British Airbases in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. On those missions “Old Number 30” flew invasion troops into Southern Europe, towed gliders during the Invasion of Sicily, dropped spies, propaganda and supplies for the OSS and SOE in Serbia, delivered supplies, artillery and mules to Yugoslav Partisan forces, flew night rescue missions of... ...

On January 14, 1978, at a membership banquet for the newly formed Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, Colonel Mike Clarke announced the donation of a B-17G aircraft to the CAF for assignment to the Arizona unit.

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Sarnia, ON

Flying Legends of Victory Tour - Sarnia, Ontario More Info

7/10 UPDATED SCHEDULE: The B-25 will be arriving on Wednesday, July 11th at approximately 1:30p. We will not be open for tours tomorrow afternoon but you are welcome to come out and watch the B-25 arrive. We have added flights on Thursday AM (11am and noon) and will be open for tours after flights (around 2p until 6pm.) Ride Reservations: http://bit.ly/FLOVTSarniaON or call 480-462-2992 press 3 to speak with our B-25 Ride Team. The type of fast, muscular aircraft made famous in the 1942 Doolittle Raid during WWII will be on public exhibition at the Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport Wednesday, July 11 - Sunday, July 15, 2018. The B-25J 'Maid in the Shade' is one of the Arizona... ...
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Barrie-Orillia, ON

Flying Legends of Victory Tour - Barrie, Ontario More Info

Ride Reservations: http://bit.ly/FLOVTBarrieON or call 480-462-2992 press 3 to speak with our B-25 Ride Team. The type of fast, muscular aircraft made famous in the 1942 Doolittle Raid during WWII will be on public exhibition at the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport Monday, July 16 - Sunday, July 22, 2018. The B-25J 'Maid in the Shade' is one of the Arizona Commemorative Air Force's combat aircraft based at its world-famous museum based in Mesa, Arizona. Tour Hours: Monday, Friday - Sunday: 2 pm - 6 pm and Tuesday - Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm. Standard plane tour fees are $10/person and $20/family of four (in US and Canada) but may vary by tour location. Rides in the aircraft will be... ...
Aug
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Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Flying Legends of Victory Tour More Info

Ride Reservations: http://bit.ly/FLOVTGatineauQC or call 480-462-2992 press 3 to speak with our B-25 Ride Team. The type of fast, muscular aircraft made famous in the 1942 Doolittle Raid during WWII will be on public exhibition at the Gatineau - Ottawa Executive Airport/Vintage Wings of CA ramp - 1699 Rue Arthur Fecteau St., Gatineau, QC J8R 2Z9 August 6 - 12, 2018. The B-25J 'Maid in the Shade' is one of the Arizona Commemorative Air Force's combat aircraft based at its world-famous museum based in Mesa, Arizona. Tour Hours: Monday, Friday - Sunday: 2 pm - 6 pm and Tuesday - Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm. Standard plane tour fees are $10/person and $20/family of four (in US and Canada)... ...
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Sep
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Blountville, Tennessee

Flying Legends of Victory Tour - Tri-Cities, TN More Info

Ride Reservations: http://bit.ly/BristolB252018 or call 480-462-2992 press 3 to speak with our B-25 Ride Team. The type of fast, muscular aircraft made famous in the 1942 Doolittle Raid during WWII will be on public exhibition at the Tri-Cities Airport Tuesday, September 4 - Sunday, September 9, 2018. The B-25J 'Maid in the Shade' is one of the Arizona Commemorative Air Force's combat aircraft based at its world-famous museum based in Mesa, Arizona. Tour Hours: Monday, Friday - Sunday: 2 pm - 6 pm and Tuesday - Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm. Standard plane tour fees are $10/person and $20/family of four (in US and Canada) but may vary by tour location. Rides in the aircraft will be... ...
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Millington, TN

Flying Legends of Victory Tour - Millington/Memphis, TN More Info

Ride Reservations: http://bit.ly/MillingtonTN or call 480-462-2992 press 3 to speak with our B-25 Ride Team. The type of fast, muscular aircraft made famous in the 1942 Doolittle Raid during WWII will be on public exhibition at Tulsair Memphis at the Millington - Memphis Airport (8182 Hornet Ave., Millington, TN 38053). The B-25J 'Maid in the Shade' is one of the Arizona Commemorative Air Force's combat aircraft based at its world-famous museum based in Mesa, Arizona. Tour Hours: Monday, Friday - Sunday: 2 pm - 6 pm and Tuesday - Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm. Standard plane tour fees are $10/person and $20/family of four (in US and Canada) but may vary by tour location. Rides in the... ...
Oct
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Oct
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Albuquerque, NM

Flying Legends of Victory Tour More Info

Ride Reservations: http://bit.ly/FLOVTAlbuquerqueNM or call 480-462-2992 press 3 to speak with our B-25 Ride Team. The type of fast, muscular aircraft made famous in the 1942 Doolittle Raid during WWII will be on public exhibition in Albuquerque, NM at the Double Eagle II Airport October 1 - 7, 2018. The B-25J 'Maid in the Shade' is one of the Arizona Commemorative Air Force's combat aircraft based at its world-famous museum based in Mesa, Arizona. Tour Hours: Monday, Friday - Sunday: 2 pm - 6 pm and Tuesday - Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm. Standard plane tour fees are $10/person and $20/family of four (in US and Canada) but may vary by tour location. Rides in the aircraft will be... ...
Oct
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San Diego/El Cajon, CA

Flying Legends of Victory Tour More Info

Ride Reservations: http://bit.ly/FLOVTElCajonCA or call 480-462-2992 press 2 to speak to a member of the B-17 Ride Team. One of the most iconic bombers of WWII, the B-17G ‘Sentimental Journey’, will be on public exhibition at the Gillespie Field Airport October 1 - 7, 2018. The visiting B-17 'Sentimental Journey' is one of only eight airworthy in the world. The classic warbird was restored to authentic condition by Arizona Commemorative Air Force volunteers as part of its flying museum tour programs. Tour Hours: Monday, Friday - Sunday: 2 pm - 6 pm and Tuesday - Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm. Standard plane tour fees are $10/person and $20/family of four (in US and Canada) but may vary by... ...
Mar
16
Mesa, AZ

34th Annual Big Band Dance More Info

Join us in Celebrating the 34th Annual Big Band Dance! Saturday, March 16th, 2019 • $40 Advanced General Admission Tickets – Note ticket prices increases to $45 the night of the dance at the door (while supplies last) • $80 Reserved Seating – Reserve your seat right next to the dance floor so you don’t miss any action! • $120 Officer’s Club Seating (O Club) – For an up-front-and-center experience, reserve your seat at a table inside the reserved O’Club area, located next to the dance floor, for a full view of the band and the dancers. Come dressed in the styles of the 40’s and take a Sentimental Journey back to 1943. The WW II aircraft and memorabilia will take you back to a time of... ...
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St. George, Utah

Flying Legends of Victory Tour - St George, UT More Info

Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 2 PM – 6 PM MDT- The B-17 Bomber “Sentimental Journey” and the B-25 Bomber “Maid in the Shade” will be in St. George July 2-5, 2020. A one of a kind collection of the rarest historical military planes in the world will be near you. Come see them up close and personal, and better yet fly in one! This will be our FIRST tour stops since the pandemic shut things down in the spring, but we have been cleared to fly with new safety measures in place, and we know you are ready to get out of the house and spend some time outdoors, so come see us! Ground Tours: (both bombers) Mon/Fri-Sun: 2p – 6p Tue-Thu: 9a – 6p $15 per person/$25 for a family of 4 (in US and... ...
Mar
14
Mesa, AZ

Night in the 40s - Hangar Dance More Info

Come dressed in the styles of the 40’s and take a Sentimental Journey back to 1943. The WW II aircraft and memorabilia will take you back to a time of joy and celebration. Enjoy a meal from our specialty food trucks and plenty of refreshments to keep you swingin’ on the dance floor.

Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 5 PM – 11 PM MST @ CAF Airbase Arizona 2017 N Greenfield Rd, Mesa, Arizona 85215

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Jul
27
Billings, MT

Flying Legends of Victory Tour-Billings, MT (B-25) More Info

Time and Date: Monday, July 27, 2020 at 2 PM – 6 PM MDT-The B-25 Bomber “Maid in the Shade” will be in Billings, MT July 27 – August 2, 2020. One of the rarest historical military planes in the world will be near you. Come see it up close and personal, and better yet fly in it! Departing from the Billings Logan International Airport. We have a limited number of seats, flights are filling up fast. Built in 1944, the B-25 was developed by North American Aviation and used mainly as a low altitude strafe and skip bomber. Nearly 10,000 B-25s were produced and the B-25 Mitchell “Maid in the Shade” is one of 34 still flying today. TOURS: Mon/Fri-Sun: 2p – 6p Tue-Thurs: 9a – 6p $10 per... ...
Mar
20
Mesa, Arizona

Speaker Series: Rosie the Riveter More Info

Presented by The Rosie The Riveter Association, Phoenix Chapter, this presentation is the story of working women who did what was traditionally considered men’s work during WWII. Also, Airbase Arizona’s own “Rosie”, Alice Klobe will take questions regarding her journey to become an aircraft mechanic. Rosie the Riveter Day is March 21st, so come celebrate with us!

Jul
27
Sioux Falls, SD

Flying Legends of Victory Tour - Sioux Falls, SD More Info

Time and Date: Monday, July 27, 2020 at 2 PM – 6 PM-The B-17 Bomber “Sentimental Journey” will be in Sioux Falls, SD July 27 – August 2, 2020. One of the rarest historical military planes in the world will be near you. Come see it up close and personal, and better yet fly in it! The B-17 Bomber is a heavy bomber bristling with armament. They earned a deadly reputation and were legendary for their ability to return home after taking brutal poundings. Over 12,000 of these iconic planes were built for WWII, and Sentimental Journey is one of only five still regularly flying today. Also appearing is the famed P-51C Mustang "Tuskegee Airmen. The P-51 Mustang aircraft manufactured by North... ...
Jul
13
Gillette, WY

Flying Legends of Victory Tour - Gillette, WY More Info

Monday, July 13, 2020 at 2 PM – 6 PM MDT- The B-17 Bomber “Sentimental Journey” and the B-25 Bomber “Maid in the Shade” will be in Gillette, WY July 13-19, 2020. A one of a kind collection of the rarest historical military planes in the world will be near you. Come see them up close and personal, and better yet fly in one! This will be one of our FIRST tour stops since the pandemic shut things down in the spring, but we have been cleared to fly with new safety measures in place, and we know you are ready to get out of the house and spend some time outdoors, so come see us! Ground Tours: (both bombers) Mon/Fri-Sun: 2p – 6p Tue-Thu: 9a – 6p $15 per person/$25 for a family of 4 (in US... ...
Aug
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La Porte, IN

Flying Legends of Victory Tour-La Porte, IN (B-17) More Info

Time and Date: Monday, August 10, 2020 at 2 PM – 6 PM-The B-17 Bomber “Sentimental Journey” will be in La Porte, IN August 10-16, 2020. One of the rarest historical military planes in the world will be near you. Come see it up close and personal, and better yet fly in it! The B-17 Bomber is a heavy bomber bristling with armament. They earned a deadly reputation and were legendary for their ability to return home after taking brutal poundings. Over 12,000 of these iconic planes were built for WWII, and Sentimental Journey is one of only five still regularly flying today. TOURS: Mon/Fri-Sun: 2p – 6p Tue-Thurs: 9a – 6p $10 per person/$20 for a family of 4 (in US and Canada) Purchase... ...
Aug
10
Coeur D'alene, ID

Flying Legends of Victory Tour-Coeur D' Alene, ID (B-25) More Info

Time and Date: Monday, August 10, 2020 at 2 PM – 6 PM PDT-The B-25 Bomber “Maid in the Shade” will be in Coeur D’ Alene, ID August 10-16, 2020. One of the rarest historical military planes in the world will be near you. Come see it up close and personal, and better yet fly in it! Departing from the Billings Logan International Airport. We have a limited number of seats, flights are filling up fast. Built in 1944, the B-25 was developed by North American Aviation and used mainly as a low altitude strafe and skip bomber. Nearly 10,000 B-25s were produced and the B-25 Mitchell “Maid in the Shade” is one of 34 still flying today. TOURS: Mon/Fri-Sun: 2p – 6p Tue-Thurs: 9a – 6p $10 per... ...
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Bozeman, MT

Flying Legends of Victory Tour - Bozeman, MT (B-25) More Info

Date and Times: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 17-30, 2020 at 2 PM – 6 PM PDT The B-25 Bomber “Maid in the Shade” will be in Bozeman, MT from August 17-30 2020. One of the rarest historical military planes in the world will be near you. Come see it up close and personal, and better yet fly in it! Built in 1944, the B-25 was developed by North American Aviation and used mainly as a low altitude strafe and skip bomber. Nearly 10,000 B-25s were produced and the B-25 Mitchell “Maid in the Shade” is one of 34 still flying today. TOURS: Aug 18-27: 9a – 6p Aug 17 & Aug 28-30 : 2p – 6p $10 per person/$20 for a family of 4 (in US and Canada) Purchase tour tickets at the... ...
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Hagerstown, MD

Flying Legends of Victory Tour - Hagerstown, MD (B-17) More Info

Date and Time: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 24-30 2020, The B-17 Bomber “Sentimental Journey” will be in Hagerstown, MD, August 24-30, 2020. One of the rarest historical military planes in the world will be near you. Come see it up close and personal, and better yet fly in it! The B-17 Bomber is a heavy bomber bristling with armament. They earned a deadly reputation and were legendary for their ability to return home after taking brutal poundings. Over 12,000 of these iconic planes were built for WWII, and Sentimental Journey is one of only five still regularly flying today. TOURS: Mon & Fri-Sun: 2p – 6p Tue-Thurs: 9a – 6p $10 per person/$20 for a family of... ...
Oct
31
Mesa, AZ

Vintage Wings & Wheels Car Show More Info

Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 11 AM CDT – 6 PM CDT-Time to get on out here and have fun! The fourth annual show will feature vintage warbirds, restored classic cars, living history flights in aircraft and admission to the east valley's top-rated museum. Food truck on site! Large outdoor event and spacious exhibit area enables easy AND exciting social distancing. Participants are reminded to wear masks in areas where open air and social distancing are difficult. Museum doors open for visitors at 9 am and remain open until 4 pm. Regular adult admission $15 with discounts for seniors and children. Active duty military free!

Oct
17
Mesa, AZ

Museum Speaker Series: The Battle of Midway by Docent Tony Pistilli More Info

Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 3 PM CDT – 4 PM CDT-

If you are a WWII history buff, here’s your chance to hear a FREE talk about the Battle of MIDWAY!

This coming Saturday, Oct 17, 2 PM AZ time, at the CAF Museum, corner of McKellips and Greenfield, Mesa, AZ, a docent will give a talk on the critical WWII battle in pitting aircraft carriers against each other to stop Imperial Japan from capturing the tiny U.S. Territory of Midway. The critical naval battle pitting aircraft carriers against each other to stop Imperial Japan from capturing the tiny U.S. Territory in WWII presented by docent Tony Pistil.

No Reservations needed.

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St. George, Utah

Flying Legends of Victory Tour: St. George, UT More Info

Two of the rarest historical military planes in the world will be near you. Come see them up close and personal, and better yet fly in one! Ground Tours Thu: 12p – 6p Fri: 2p-6p Sat-Sun: 2p-4p • $15 per person • $25 for a family of 4 Purchase tour tickets at the trailer, no reservation required. Ramp capacity may be limited due to local pandemic precautions. Rides Fri-Sun: 9a – 2p B-25 Mitchell • $325 USD per waist compartment seat(4 available) • $590 per jump seat (3 available) C-47 Skytrain • $195 USD per flight (12 available) NOTE: We encourage everyone to come out and tour our plane(s). However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and to keep everyone safe, we... ...
Feb
06
Mesa, Arizona

Commemorative Air Force Museum speaker series talks - Prince of Drones More Info

A video production on film star and aviation pioneer Reginal Denny and a presentation on the Norden bombsight are topics of two Speaker Series events in February at the Commemorative Air Force Museum, 2017 N. Greenfield Road in Mesa.

“Prince of Drones” is the title of the 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, video production of the remarkable true story of legendary film star and aviation pioneer Reginal Denny as told by his granddaughter, Kimberly Pucci.

For more information, go to azcaf.org

Mar
21
Mesa, AZ

Historic Warplane Flyover - Barrett-Jackson Car Auction Scottsdale Sunday March 21 More Info

The Airbase Arizona Flying Museum will conduct a historic warbird flyover of the Barrett-Jackson Car Auction at Westworld in Scottsdale, Sunday, March 21. The approximate overhead time is 3 pm. The two-plane fly-past is led by the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber 'Maid in the Shade' which flew combat missions in the Mediterranean in 1944-45, and the C-47 Skytrain ‘Old Number 30’ which participated in the invasion of Italy in 1943 and top secret OSS missions including rescue of downed aviators in the Balkans in 1944-45. Public appearances such as this by the aircraft honor the heroic crews who went to hell and back to save the world in World War II, and who’s legacy endure today as... ...
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Sedona, AZ

Flying Legends of Victory Tour: Sedona, AZ More Info

See the beauty of Sedona like you never have before... from the air! Ride aboard an historic WWII aircraft and take in the sights from the sky! Bring a group aboard the C-47 Skytrain, the plane that won WWII. Or have the sky to yourself aboard the Pilot Maker, the SNJ Texan. Ground Tours of the aircraft will be available daily: Fri-Sat: 2p – 6p; Sun 2-4pm • $15 per person • $25 for a family of 4 Purchase tour tickets at the trailer, no reservation required. Ramp capacity may be limited due to local pandemic precautions. Rides: Fri-Sun: 9a – 1p C-47 Skytrain • $195 USD per seat(12 available/flight) SNJ Texan • $360 USD per flight(1 seat available/flight) NOTE: We encourage... ...
Mar
26
Mesa, Arizona

CAF Airbase Arizona - Vietnam War Veteran's Day More Info

The national Vietnam War Veteran's Day of remembrance is March 29, a day the museum is closed, so to honor the occasion properly, we are creating a special program on Friday March 26 to honor these vets. Vietnam Veterans will be admitted free all day and we will have special programming including detailed tours of our Huey helicopter, an icon of Vietnam. Also at 1pm, a special Speaker Series presentation: Close Air Support. Brigadier General (Ret.) Tom Webster and Colonel (Ret.) Dave Sale discuss the development of combat “Close Air Support” including their personal stories of flying A-10, F-16, UH-1B and AH-1 aircraft in conflicts around the world. Don't miss this special day at... ...
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Phoenix, AZ

Flying Legends of Victory Tour: Deer Valley, AZ More Info

NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to April 16-18. A one of a kind collection of the rarest historical military planes in the world will be near you. Come see them up close and personal, and better yet fly in one! Ground Tours: Fri-Sat: 2p – 6p • $15 per person • $25 for a family of 4 Purchase tour tickets at the trailer, no reservation required. Ramp capacity may be limited due to local pandemic precautions. Rides: Fri-Sun: 9a – 1p B-17 Flying Fortress • $425 USD per waist compartment seat (6 available) • $850 USD per Bombardier/Navigator Seat(2 available) C-47 Skytrain • $195 USD per seat(12 available) N2S Stearman • $200 USD per flight(1 seat... ...
Apr
17
Mesa, Arizona

Speaker Series: American Heroes - The Doolittle Raiders Story More Info

Join Airbase Docent, JK Wight, as he tells the daring story of America’s first strike on Japan’s homeland after Pearl Harbor. This program is included with your regular museum admission.

May
21
Mesa, Arizona

C-47 Evening Flight More Info

Friday, May 21, 2021 at 10:30 PM CDT – 11 PM CDT-See Phoenix from the air like never before aboard a vintage warbird! The C-47 Skytrain "Old Number 30" is a WWII veteran based on the Douglas DC-3, the most successful vintage airliner of the era. Fitted with an executive cabin, you can experience the comfort and romance of a vintage evening air tour. Proceeds from these flights go toward keeping these historic aircraft flying.

Jun
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Jun
20
Albuquerque, NM

Flying Legends of Victory Tour: Albuquerque, NM More Info

Two of the rarest historical military planes in the world will be near you. Come see them up close and personal...or better yet, fly in one! Ground Tours Thurs: 12p – 6p Fri-Sun: 2p – 6p $15 per person/$25 for a family of 4 Purchase tour tickets at the gate, no reservation required. Rides Fri-Sun: 9a – 1p B-17 Bomber $425 USD per waist compartment seat (6 available) $850 USD per Bombardier/Navigator Seat(2 available) B-25 Bomber $325 USD per waist compartment seat (4 available) $590 USD per Jump seat (3 available) NOTE: We encourage everyone to come out and tour our plane(s). However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and to keep everyone safe, we ask the... ...
Jun
05
Mesa, Arizona

CAF Airbase Arizona Will Host - Family Day at the Museum More Info

Saturday, June 5, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Airbase Arizona Flying Museum will host a special Family Day. Adult admission is $5 per person or $10 for a family of four. (Kids 5 and under are free.) Join us for:

Kids Adventure Hunt — all day Hidden Treasures Tour — 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tommy Tailspin 1930s Vintage Movie — all day

Jun
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Jun
10
Mesa, Arizona

CAF Airbase Arizona Will Host - Aviation Camp More Info

Students currently in 7th, 8th or 9th grade will be joining us for a fun and exciting two-week immersive experience June 1-10. The Aviation Camp program runs from 8 a.m. to noon and includes a flying event on Saturday, June 5.

This year's camp is full, but mark your calendar for next year's, around the same time. Email aviationcamp@azcaf.org for more information

Jun
05
Mesa, Arizona

CAF Airbase Arizona Will Host - The Battle of Midway Speaker Series More Info

June 5, 1 p.m. — The Battle of Midway: Join docent Tony Pistilli for a trip back in time as he recounts the critical battle that struck a giant blow to the Empire of Japan in WWII. (90 min.)

Jun
20
Mesa, Arizona

CAF Airbase Arizona Will Host - Fathers's Day Gift Ideas More Info

Father's Day is June 20. Remember Dad with an Annual Museum Pass. For only $75, your dad will have a year of unlimited museum admissions — and he can bring a guest every time. Buy an annual pass.

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Jun
27
Grand Junction, CO

Flying Legends of Victory Tour: Grand Junction, CO More Info

See one of the most iconic bombers of WWII when the B-25 Mitchell visits Grand Junction June 22-27! Ground Tours: Tue-Thurs: 9a – 6p Fri-Sun: 2p – 6p $15 per person/$25 for a family of 4 Purchase tour tickets at the trailer, no reservation required. Rides: Fri-Sun: 9a – 1p B-25 Bomber $325 USD per waist compartment seat (4 available) $590 USD per Jump seat (3 available) NOTE: We encourage everyone to come out and tour our plane(s). However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and to keep everyone safe, we ask the following: If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay at home Please maintain social distancing while waiting in line to make purchases at... ...
Jul
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Jul
05
Broomfield, CO

Flying Lengends of Victory Tour: Broomfield, CO More Info

See two of the most iconic bombers of WWII when the B-17 Flying Fortress and the B-25 Mitchell visit Broomfield July 1-July 5! Ground Tours: Tue-Thur 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri. - Mon 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $15 per person or $25 for a family of four. Tour tickets are available at the trailer, and no reservation is required. Rides: Fri - Sun 9 a.m to 1 p.m. B-17 Bomber $425 USD per waist compartment seat (6 available) $850 USD per Bombardier/Navigator Seat(2 available) B-25 Bomber $325 USD per waist compartment seat (4 available) $590 USD per Jump seat (3 available) NOTE: We encourage everyone to come out and tour our plane(s). However, due to the current COVID-19... ...
Jul
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Jul
11
Logan, UT

Flying Legends of Victory Tour: Logan, UT More Info

The B-17 Bomber Sentimental Journey will be in Logan, UT July 6 – 11, 2021. Come see it up close and personal...or better yet, fly in one! The B-17 Bomber is a heavy Bomber bristling with armament. They earned a deadly reputation and were legendary for their ability to return home after taking brutal poundings. Ground Tours: Tue -Thur 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri. - Mon 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $15 per person or $25 for a family of four. Tour tickets are available at gate, and no reservation is required. Rides: Fri - Sun 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. B-17 Bomber $425 USD per waist compartment seat (6 available) $850 USD per Bombardier/Navigator Seat (2 available). NOTE: We encourage... ...
Jul
03
Mesa, Arizona

Family Day at the Airbase Arizona Flying Museum More Info

Our special Family Day runs from 10 am to 4 pm with reduced admission and activities for young and old. Adult admission that day is $5 per person or $10 for a family group of four (children age 5 and under are free). The special activities offered include: • Kids Adventure Hunt (ages 11 and under) -- apply reading and recognition skills like a detective to solve eight mini-mysteries. Handout available all day. • Hidden Treasures Tour (all ages) -- get the inside scoop on many unique military artifacts and little-known stories from the side-bars of history, and found in the exhibits at Airbase Arizona. Tour takes about 30 minutes and is offered at 11 am and 2 pm. • Fly a Balsa or Foam... ...
Jul
10
Mesa, Arizona

Speaker Series: Operation Husky More Info

Learn the story of the Allied Invasion of Sicily on its 78th Anniversary. This special program will be presented by our own Museum Director, Bobbie Carleton. This program is included in your museum admission.

Jul
12
Jul
19
Pocatello, ID

Flying Legends of Victory Tour: Pocatello, ID More Info

The B-17 Bomber Sentimental Journey will be in Pocatello, ID July 12– 19, 2021. Come see it up close, and better yet fly in it! The B-17 Bomber is a heavy Bomber bristling with armament. They earned a deadly reputation and were legendary for their ability to return home after taking brutal poundings. Ground Tours: Tue: 2p – 6p Wed-Thu: 9a – 6p Fri-Sun: 2p – 6p $10 per person/$20 for a family of 4 Purchase tour tickets at the gate, no reservation required. Rides: Fri-Sun: 9a – 1p Aircraft Pricing: B-17 Bomber $425 USD per waist compartment seat (6 available); $850 USD per Bombardier/Navigator seat (2 available) BOOK YOUR FLIGHT... ...
Jul
06
Jul
11
Fort Smith, AR

Flying Legends of Victory Tour: Fort Smith, AR More Info

The B-25 Bomber *Maid in the Shade* will be in Fort Smith, AR July 13-18! Ground Tours: Tue: 12p – 6p Wed-Thu: 9a – 6p Fri-Sun: 2p – 6p $10 per person/$20 for a family of 4 Purchase tour tickets at the gate, no reservation required. Rides: Fri-Sun: 9a – 2p Aircraft Pricing B-25 Bomber $325 USD per waist compartment seat (4 available) $590 USD per Jump seat (3 available) NOTE: We encourage everyone to come out and tour our plane(s). However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and to keep everyone safe, we ask the following: • If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay at home Please maintain social distancing while waiting in line to make purchases at our... ...
Aug
07
Mesa, Arizona

Family Day at the Airbase Arizona Flying Museum More Info

Our special Family Day runs from 10 am to 4 pm with reduced admission and activities for young and old. Adult admission that day is $5 per person or $10 for a family group of four (children age 5 and under are free). The special activities offered include: • Kids Adventure Hunt (ages 11 and under) -- apply reading and recognition skills like a detective to solve eight mini-mysteries. Handout available all day. • Hidden Treasures Tour (all ages) -- get the inside scoop on many unique military artifacts and little-known stories from the side-bars of history, and found in the exhibits at Airbase Arizona. Tour takes about 30 minutes and is offered at 11 am and 2 pm. • Tommy Tailspin -... ...
Aug
07
Mesa, Arizona

Speaker Series: Decision at Nagasaki More Info

The story of the B-29 Bockscar’s journey in delivering the second atomic bomb over Japan on August 9, 1945. Presented by Airbase Arizona member, Jim Olivi. This program is included with your admission, and August 7 is Family Day so admission is discounted. Get your discounted tickets at the box office when you arrive.

Aug
07
Aug
08
Bozeman, MT

Flying Legends of Victory Tour: Great Falls, MT More Info

The B-17 Bomber Sentimental Journey will be in Bozeman, MT August 7 – 8, 2021. Ground Tours:

Sat-Sun: 2p – 6p $10 per person/$20 for a family of 4 Purchase tour tickets at the gate, no reservation required.

Rides: Sat-Sun: 9a – 1p

Aircraft Pricing B-17 Bomber - $425 USD per waist compartment seat (6 available) $850 USD per Bombardier/Navigator seat (2 available)

Aug
24
Aug
29
Cape Girardeau, MO

Flying Legends of Victory Tour: Cape Girardeau, MO More Info

Fly or tour one of the most iconic bombers of WWII when the B-25 Mitchell comes to town! Ground Tours: Tue-Thurs: 9a – 6p Mon and Fri-Sun: 2p – 6p $10 per person/$20 for a family of 4 Purchase tour tickets at the trailer, no reservation required. Rides: Fri-Sun: 9a – 1p $325 USD per waist compartment seat (4 available) $590 USD per Jump seat (3 available) NOTE: We encourage everyone to come out and tour our plane(s). However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and to keep everyone safe, we ask the following: • If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay at home • Please maintain social distancing while waiting in line to make purchases at our trailer;... ...
Aug
23
Aug
29
Madras, OR

Flying Legends of Victory Tour: Madras, OR More Info

Fly or tour the iconic B-17 Flying Fortress when "Sentimental Journey" comes to town! Ground Tours: Tue-Wed: 9a – 6p Thu: NO TOURS Fri: 1p-10p (Airshow Central) Sat: 9a-1p Sun: 2p-6p $10 per person/$20 for a family of 4 Purchase tour tickets at the gate, no reservation required. Rides: Thu-Fri: 9a – 1p Sat: 4p – 6p Sun: 9a – 2p $425 USD per waist compartment seat (6 available) $850 USD per Bombardier/Navigator seat (2 available) NOTE We encourage everyone to come out and tour our plane(s). However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and to keep everyone safe, we ask the following: • If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay at home • Please... ...
Aug
31
Sep
06
Salem, OR

Flying Legends of Victory Tour: Salem, OR More Info

The B-17 Bomber Sentimental Journey will be in Salem, OR August 31 – Sept. 6, 2021. Come see it up close and personal, and better yet fly in it! Ground Tours: Tue-Thurs: 9a – 6p Fri-Mon: 2p – 6p $10 per person/$20 for a family of 4 Purchase tour tickets at the gate, no reservation required. Rides: Fri-Mon: 9a – 1p B-17 Bomber $425 USD per waist compartment seat (6 available) $850 USD per Bombardier/Navigator seat (2 available) NOTE We encourage everyone to come out and tour our plane(s). However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and to keep everyone safe, we ask the following: • If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay at home • Please maintain... ...
Aug
31
Sep
06
Springfield, MO

Flying Legends of Victory Tour: Springfield, MO More Info

The B-25 Bomber “Maid in the Shade” will be in Springfield, MO August 31 – September 6, 2021. Come see it up close, and better yet fly in it! Ground Tours: Tue-Thu: 9a – 6p Fri-Mon: 2p – 6p $10 per person/$20 for a family of 4 Purchase tour tickets at the gate, no reservation required. Rides: Fri-Mon: 9a – 2p B-25 Bomber $325 USD per waist compartment seat (4 available) $590 USD per Jump seat (3 available) NOTE We encourage everyone to come out and tour our plane(s). However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and to keep everyone safe, we ask the following: • If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay at home • Please maintain social distancing while... ...
Sep
04
Mesa, Arizona

Family Day at the Airbase Arizona Flying Museum More Info

Our special Family Day runs from 10 am to 4 pm with reduced admission and activities for young and old. Adult admission that day is $5 per person or $10 for a family group of four (children age 5 and under are free). The special activities offered include: • Kids Adventure Hunt (ages 11 and under) -- apply reading and recognition skills like a detective to solve eight mini-mysteries. Handout available all day. • Hidden Treasures Tour (all ages) -- get the inside scoop on many unique military artifacts and little-known stories from the side-bars of history, and found in the exhibits at Airbase Arizona. Tour takes about 30 minutes and is offered at 11 am and 2 pm. • Helicopter Pilot... ...
Dec
04
Mesa, Arizona

Night in the '40s Big Band Dance More Info

Our annual Night in the '40s Hangar Dance fundraiser will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, featuring the Sonoran Swing Orchestra. Tickets will go on sale soon.

Join us for this annual event and support Airbase Arizona Flying Museum

Ticket prices are $40 for general admission, $80 for Reserved Seating next to the dance floor, and $120 for our exclusive Officer’s Club seating.

Sep
13
Sep
19
Chico, CA

Flying Legends of Victory Tour: Chico, CA More Info

The B-17 Bomber Sentimental Journey will be in Chico, CA September 13 – 19, 2021. Come see it up close and personal, and better yet fly in it! Ground Tours: Tue-Thurs: 9a – 6p Fri-Sun: 2p – 6p $10 per person/$20 for a family of 4 Purchase tour tickets at the gate, no reservation required. Rides: Fri-Sun: 9a – 1p $425 USD per waist compartment seat (6 available) $850 USD per Bombardier/Navigator seat (2 available) NOTE We encourage everyone to come out and tour our plane(s). However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and to keep everyone safe, we ask the following: • If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay at home • Please maintain social distancing... ...
Sep
21
Sep
26
Modesto, CA

Flying Legends of Victory Tour: Modesto, CA More Info

The B-17 Bomber Sentimental Journey will be in Modesto, CA September 21 – 26, 2021. Come see it up close and personal, and better yet fly in it! Ground Tours: Tue-Thurs: 9a – 6p Fri-Sun: 2p – 6p $10 per person/$20 for a family of 4 Purchase tour tickets at the gate, no reservation required. Rides: Fri-Sun: 9a – 1p $425 USD per waist compartment seat (6 available) $850 USD per Bombardier/Navigator seat (2 available) NOTE We encourage everyone to come out and tour our plane(s). However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and to keep everyone safe, we ask the following: • If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay at home • Please maintain social distancing... ...
Sep
21
Sep
26
Las Cruces, NM

Flying Legends of Victory Tour: Las Cruces, NM More Info

The B-25 Bomber “Maid in the Shade” will be in Las Cruces, NM September 20 – 26, 2021. Come see them it close, and better yet fly in it! Ground Tours: Tue-Thu: 9a – 6p Fri-Sun: 2p – 6p $10 per person/$20 for a family of 4 Purchase tour tickets at the gate, no reservation required. Rides: Fri-Sun: 9a – 2p $325 USD per waist compartment seat (4 available) $590 USD per Jump seat (3 available) NOTE We encourage everyone to come out and tour our plane(s). However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and to keep everyone safe, we ask the following: • If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay at home • Please maintain social distancing while waiting in line... ...
Sep
18
Mesa, Arizona

Smithsonian Museum Day More Info

Smithsonian Network Passholders get free admission all day.

Also, enjoy a special presentation on the Battle of Britain by museum docent JK Wight from 1p-3p. Visit https://smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2021/?fbclid=IwAR21-bK0NKsE4eKRuHdqObiqsCeiYMSOEAL8lZci0ROOu_T8ZI_jpjJZAqY

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