Saturday, May 10, 2008

Bombers Over Burbank, Again

This weekend the Burbank Airport is hosting the Collings Foundation's B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell and P-51 Mustang. They are open for walk-through tours ($12 for adults, $6 for kids 12 and under) and rides ($425). If you hear them coming, be sure to run outside to appreciate the incredibly rare sight and righteous rumble of 65 year old bombers flying overhead.

In the forties, it would've been extremely common to see a B-17 overhead- 2,750 of them were produced in Burbank by Lockheed-Vega.

If you have any interest in classic aircraft, you're in luck- next weekend is the Planes of Fame Air Show in Chino. If you've never been, I highly recommend it.

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