GATHERING OF WARBIRDS
Powerful Modern and Historic Military Aircraft to Soar Memorial Day Weekend
Airplanes dating back to World War II and the Korean War will be in the air over Waukesha and on the ground at the Waukesha County Airport.
This second annual Gathering of Warbirds will honor veterans and the 75th Anniversary of the 1942 Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, which was the first strike to hit the Japanese home islands in World War II.
The Gathering of Warbirds is a family-friendly event featuring historic and modern military aircraft, aircraft tours and rides, and education activities for all ages. It’s aimed at anyone who enjoys seeing historic and modern military aircraft and fighter jets fly throughout the day.
Aircraft presentations and tours will provide hands-on opportunities for families and aviation history buffs alike. Miss Mitchell, a restored B-25 Mitchell and the type of aircraft used in the Doolittle Raid, will be at the event and will offer tours and flight experiences. The event will also honor veterans with a free hat presented to the first 200 veterans who attend.
Entrance fee is $15 per vehicle (cash only), which includes entrance for everyone in the vehicle. Park in Waukesha County Expo Center. Handicap parking will be available. Please no pets or smoking on the grounds of the event.
Saturday, May 27
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Waukesha County Airport 2525 Aviation Road
Waukesha, WI 53188
(Park at the Expo Center)
Booking Aircraft Rides
You can book a ride in these historic flyable aircraft and experience what it was like to be a military pilot! All flights include a pre-flight briefing with experienced, commercial-rated pilots. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions about the aircraft and its operational history. By booking a flight, you're getting to experience flying in an authentic WW II aircraft and you’re helping to preserve them! Flights depart from the Gathering of Warbirds event and are provided by the Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing.
North American B-25
Rides in the B-25 Miss Mitchell are $450 for a 25-minute flight experience. After you purchase your ride, you must email or call Coordinator Bill at 612-819-5740 to schedule your ride for May 27, 2017.
Rides in the Vultee BT-13 are $200 for a 25-minute flight experience. After you have purchased your ride, you must email or call Coordinator Jordan at 218-343-9611 to schedule your ride for May 27, 2017.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, your flight is also tax deductible up to the maximum amount allowed by law. Flights are for everyone 12 and older. Passenger weight restrictions apply. Passenger must be able to get in and out of the aircraft on their own. All proceeds go toward maintaining the aircraft.
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Photo credit Ryan Sundheimer at Airshowstuff.com