Commemorative Air Force: Airbase Arizona

Great tour today of Mesa’s own Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona, located at Falcon Field (McKellips and Greenfield).

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The star of the show is the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress named “Sentimental Journey.”

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See more: http://www.azcaf.org/aircraft/displays/boeing-b-17g-flying-fortress/

This Commemorative Air Force Museum is one of 80 in the nation but at 30,000 square feet and 400 volunteers, it is the largest. But much more than a museum, many of these aircraft regularly take to the skies and thrill those who see them.

Check out this beautiful video of the CAF’s B-17 “Sentimental Journey” and B-25 “Maid in the Shade” over Arizona:

 

Here are some more photos of the aircraft and other displays:

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Members of the Mesa Leadership Class who attended this tour. (Also Sharon Brause and Michael Book).

For more information on this wonderful place that pays tribute to the men and women who served our country and did it in the skies from WWI through the Vietnam War, go to: CAF Airbase Arizona: https://www.azcaf.org/

 

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