World War II-era B-17 bomber to visit University Park Airport starting Aug. 28

August 18, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — One of the most iconic airplanes from World War II, a B-17 “Flying Fortress,” will rumble over the Centre Region for a weeklong stay at University Park Airport starting Aug. 28.

Tours and rides of the bomber will be available through Sept. 4 as part of the Summer Flying Legends of Victory Tour, made possible by the volunteers of the nonprofit Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum. The tour, which launched in June, is scheduled to stop in 50 cities across the U.S. and Canada through October to help educate the public about the role of aviation in combat.

The public will have the opportunity to climb aboard the B-17 — one of only 10 in the world that is still flying — during its stay at University Park Airport. Tours will cost $10 per person or $20 for a family of four. Rides in the B-17 will range in price from $425 to $850 per person, depending on the seat.

For information on tour and ride hours, as well as to book a flight, visit https://www.azcaf.org/location/state-college-pa-tour-stop/.

Last Updated August 18, 2017