Tulsa Air & Space Museum Offers Once In A Lifetime Flight In A Real WWII Bomber

Saturday, October 24th 2020, 9:23 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. -

A rare World War II Bomber landed in Tulsa as a part of the "Salute to Victory" southern tour and Oklahomans will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to take flight and relive a little history.

The Yankee Lady is one of about 10 airworthy Boeing B-17s left in existence, and on Saturday it will be flying through Green County. This WWII Bomber, also known as a flying fortress, is a four-engine heavy bomber airplane based at Willow Run Airport in Michigan.

The Tulsa Air and Space Museum is hosting the Yankee Lady, says it's the type of plane that initiated daylight strategic bombing in the War. The plane is parked at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and will offer tours and Air Adventure rides until 6. Grant Schwartz with the Yankee Air Museum says he's thrilled to help make this mission possible.

"Well, it's, it's a real honor to be able to do it. There's only 7 or 8 flying B-17s left in the world and maybe another 40 airframes in museums," said Schwartz.

Ground tours are included with museum admission but 30 minute rides cost $475.