Attention Seattle peeps: This is a good weekend for aviation. There are two aviation-themed events going down that you might want to check out:
NATIONAL WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR
In honor of our WWII Veterans, this tour features the iconic B-17 Flying Fortress, the only fully restored and flying B-24J Liberator and the legendary P-51 Mustang. You have the ability to tour the inside of the aircraft and even get a flight. You can explore the inside of the aircraft for $12 ($6 for kids) or you can hitch a 30-minute ride for $425. Want to take full control? You can get a little “stick” time with the P-51 mustang for $2,200 for 30-min. Probably not something most people can experience, but if you have the means, what an experience. The tour will be at the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field from 2pm today until June 20th. After that, they will be hanging out down at the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field from June 24-26th.
AMERICAN HEROES AIR SHOW SEATTLE
This is a free helicopter static display aviation event paired with the Code 3 Career Fair, a public service employment recruiting fair complete with vehicles for a hands-on experience for all ages that is located at the Museum of Flight going on this Saturday June 18th from 10a-3pm.
This 13th anniversary event, held June 18-19, 2011, will feature tactical demonstrations including the U.S. Air Force’s A-10 West Coast Demonstration Team! Also visiting for the first time is the Commemorative Air Force’s B-17 Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey, and the B-25 Mitchell Maid In The Shade. Tickets are only $12 if purchased online or $15 at the door.
Helicopters and old war birds, how can you go wrong? Have I said recently how much I love living in Seattle?