B-17 “Sentimental Journey” – Airshow Appetizer, The Flying Legends of Victory Tour

During the Aviation Roundup, U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Red Bull Air Force will awe and amaze spectators with a lineup of inspiring, unique and once-in-a-lifetime performances.

B-17 “Sentimental Journey” – Airshow Appetizer, The Flying Legends of Victory Tour

During the Aviation Roundup, U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Red Bull Air Force will awe and amaze spectators with a lineup of inspiring, unique and once-in-a-lifetime performances.

MINDEN, Nev. (Aug 15, 2018) – The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum, part of the Flying Legends Victory Tour, is bringing a B-17 bomber to the Minden-Tahoe Airport in northern Nevada, Aug. 27 - Sept. 2, just in time to get hearts pumping for the upcoming Aviation Roundup airshow, Oct. 13 - 14.

The Flying Legends of Victory Tour will feature a rare and fully restored B-17G World War II Bomber named “Sentimental Journey.” The “Sentimental Journey” was built in 1944 and is one of only ten B-17Gs that is still flying today. This high-flying, long-range bomber was nicknamed the “flying fortress” due to its ability to suffer extensive battle damage and still return home. Today, the “Sentimental Journey” is maintained in tip-top condition and has been featured in numerous Hollywood films. This B-17 delivers a one-of-a-kind experience where spectators have the opportunity to climb aboard and soak in the breathtaking stories of courage and service by Americans during one of the most important periods in U.S. history. The public can even purchase tickets for a rare opportunity to fly aboard the “Sentimental Journey.”

The memorable sight of “Sentimental Journey” at the Minden-Tahoe Airport is a preview to the inspiring and action-packed Aviation Roundup, also held at the Minden-Tahoe Airport, Oct. 13 - 14, 2018. During the Aviation Roundup, U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Red Bull Air Force will awe and amaze spectators with a lineup of inspiring, unique and once-in-a-lifetime performances.

Dates and times for the Flying Legends of Victory Tour at the Tahoe-Minden Airport are:

Tours: Monday 2pm – 6pm; Tuesday – Thursday 9 am – 6 pm; Friday – Sunday 2 pm – 6 pm
Rides: Friday – Sunday: 10 am – 1 pm.

For more information about the Flying Legends of Victory Tour, including tours and flight seats, visit FlyingLegendsTour.com.

Advance purchase, discounted tickets for the Aviation Roundup are now available online.

The Carson Valley region serves as the host community for the Aviation Roundup. Lodging options include boutique, name brand and gaming resorts. For more information go to VisitCarsonValley.org.

About the Aviation Roundup:
Carson Valley’s premier airshow, the 2018 Aviation Roundup will host the U.S. Navy Blue AngelsOctober 13 & 14 at the Minden-Tahoe Airport in Minden, Nevada. The event, now in its fifth year, is an action-packed, family friendly event featuring air show performers, planes and military aircraft. Tickets are available at AviationRoundup.com. 

About Visit Carson Valley:
Nestled at the base of the Sierra, Carson Valley begs visitors to not just drive through it, but to it. Located 45 miles south of Reno-Tahoe International Airport and 12 miles east of South Lake Tahoe, the region’s natural beauty is legendary: wide-open farms, ranches, bands of wild horses and birds of prey dot the landscape. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts follow all points of the compass with more than 50+ miles of hiking, mountain biking or walking trails along with world class road biking. The valley’s museums, arts, antiquing, Basque dining, historic watering holes and more add to the destination's authentic culture. The region includes the communities of Minden, Gardnerville, Topaz Lake and Genoa, Nevada’s first settlement dating back to 1851. Explore the land of everyday legends at VisitCarsonValley.org.

About the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum (AZCAF) – Mesa, Arizona:
AZCAF was founded in 1977 and is the 10th chapter of the Commemorative Air Force. It’s comprised of 500 member volunteers and seven flyable warbirds that offer Living History rides. The fully-restored and rare B-17 and B-25 Bombers and C-47/DC-3 Combat Legend conduct the Flying Legends of Victory Summer tour and visit approximately 50 cities throughout the United States and Canada. The AZCAF has 55,000 square feet of historical airplanes, relics, and educational exhibits, in addition to a working mechanics hangar. A Trip-Advisor Winner of Excellence, it’s one of the top-rated adventure attractions in Phoenix and regularly conducts tours for schools, businesses, and youth groups. www.azcaf.org