July 16, 2013
By AOPA ePublishing staff
The Experimental Aircraft Association and the Commemorative Air Force are partnering to hold a rare gathering of historic World War II aircraft during the “Heavy Bomber Weekend” in Madison, Wis., July 26 through 28, the weekend before EAA AirVenture.
The event will feature the world’s only airworthy B-29 Superfortress, Fifi, the B-17 Aluminum Overcast, and the B-24 Diamond Lil. Other aircraft at the event will include a P-51 Mustang, C-45 Expeditor, SNJ-5, PT-26, PT-17 Stearman and T-6 Texan. Most of the airplanes will be available for ground tours and rides. Additional ground tour aircraft include an Air National Guard F-16, and UW Med Flight Helicopter.
The event will be held on the east side of Dane County Regional Airport at Wisconsin Aviation, 3606 Corben Court, in Madison. Admission is $15 per person or $25 for families with children under 18. Children age 10 and under are free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 26 through 28.
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