Montgomery airport welcomes AirPower History Tour

Tour provides rare opportunity to step inside WWII bombers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Montgomery Regional Airport is hosting the Commemorative Air Force, the world’s largest flying museum, for the AirPower History Tour.

The tour brings the sights, sounds and stories of World War II aviation to Montgomery. The event will showcase the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, FIFI and the Consolidated B-24 Libarerator, DIAMOND LIL. Along with the bombers, there will be a P-51 Mustang, C-45 Expeditor, T-6 Texan, PT-13 Stearman and T-34 Mentor.

B-24 Liberator Diamond Lil ibn Montgomery as part of the AirPower History Tour.
B-24 Liberator Diamond Lil ibn Montgomery as part of the AirPower History Tour. (Source: Vince Hodges)

The planes arrived on Thursday, and the event is open to the public through Sunday.

Visitors to the ramp will be allowed to view the aircraft up close and tour the B-29 and B-24 cockpits when the aircraft are not flying.

View of the cockpit inside one of the planes at the Air Power History Tour in Montgomery.
View of the cockpit inside one of the planes at the Air Power History Tour in Montgomery. (Source: Vince Hodges)

Access to the ramp is $15 for adults, $8 for ages 10-17, and free for children 9 and under. You can also ride in one of the airplanes for anywhere from $85 to $1,995 depending on the aircraft type and seat position selected.

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