Flying Legends tour adjusts summer schedule

The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum (AZCAF) has announced a change to stops on its 2018 Flying Legends of Victory Summer Tour, the company said.

The following B-17 Bomber “Sentimental Journey” tour stops will be cancelled:

July 2 — 8:

Butte, Montana

July 9 — 15:

Coeur d´Alene, Idaho

July 16 — 22:

Everett, Washington

July 23 — 29:

Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

The above cancellations are in addition to six tour stops that were to begin May 26, 2018. The extension is due to the length of time necessary to manufacture new parts for a historic aircraft after repair work was begun in May. AZCAF also decided to utilize the opportunity this repair presents to perform more work than is required in order to extend the life of this rare warbird. Currently, only eight World War II B-17 Bombers are listed in flyable condition around the world.

The Arizona Commemorative Air Force´s other touring bomber, a B-25 Mitchell named “Maid in the Shade,” is arriving at its next tour stop in Broomfield, Colorado today after a sold-out stop in Santa Fe, New Mexico.