Aviation Celebration brings vintage B-25 bomber to TRI

Blountville, August 10, 2018:  Aviation history will be on display in September at Tri-Cities Airport.

The event will be held at Tri-City Aviation, the general aviation terminal at Tri-Cities Airport. Several aircraft will be on display for the general public.

This includes the B-25 bomber, “Maid in the Shade”. The aircraft made in 1944 is part of the Flying Legends of Victory Tour presented by the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum. It will be on display from Tuesday, September 4 through Sunday, September 9.

Ground tours of the inside of the B-25 can be purchased at the door for $10 per person or $20 per family of four. You can even fly in the B-25 for a fee of $325 or $625 per person, depending on where in the plane you want to ride according to wjhl.com.

Reservations are required. You can register here.

An A-10 Warthog, Chinook helicopter, and other aircraft will be on display September 7 through 9. Helicopter rides on a C-17 will be available for a fee.

There will also be booths set up for event-goers to learn more about aviation.

Money raised from the event will go to support scholarships from the Appalachian Aviatrixes, which is the local chapter of the International Organization of Women Pilots.

According to a news release, the event will also feature a raffle for two introductory flight lessons for people who are 16 years or older. This includes one-hour flight lesson and one hour of ground training with a flight instructor. Tickets are $1 and may be purchased at the event.

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