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B-17 Bomber Flying Experience & Ground Tour

  • Presented By
    Rockford EAA Chapter 22
  • Location
    Chicago Rockford International Airport
    46 Airport Dr.
    Rockford, IL 61109
  • Date
    May 3, 2019 - May 5, 2019
  • Recurrence
    Recurring daily
  • Time
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday | Flight experience 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Ground tours 2 - 5 p.m.
  • Price
    See description for cost
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Additional Information

Climb aboard EAA's B0-17 G Aluminum Overcast for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly in one of World War II's most vital aircraft. “Keep ‘Em Flying” – Revenue from the B-17 tour helps cover maintenance and operations costs for Aluminum Overcast.

 Passenger flights take place Friday through Sunday 10am – 1pm
 Total time - 1 hour: In 1 hour chronological increments. 10am, 11am, etc. (EAA chooses the time slot)
 Check-in and safeety briefing is approx 35 minutes and flight time is approx 24 minutes.
 Passengers are free to move about the plane soon after takeoff, if they choose.
 Minimum 6 participants for plane to fly, max 10 participants. No assigned seats.
Tickets, Advanced Purchase:
        Non-EAA Members - $449 each (includes 1-year membership to EAA)
        - EAA Members - $409 each
        - Ticket Sales: www.B17.org or by calling membership services 800-359-6217
 Tickets, On-Site (begin end of day Thursday for a standard visit to event):
        - Non-EAA Members - $475 each (includes 1-year membership to EAA)
        - EAA Members - $435 each
Group Flight Pricing: Contact Kristin Busse, Air Tours Coordinator (info below) for payment and booking.
        - $409 each, members/non-members, minimum 9 seat purchase (10th seat is FREE!) - $3,681.00
        - All passengers in the group must fly on the plane at the same time
 There is no heat during the flight. Please dress accordingly (You get to experience it ALL!)

 Ground tours take place Friday through Sunday 2pm – 5 pm (may fluctuate based on flight demand)
 Tickets are sold onsite only, with exception to Group Purchases (see below for info)
Tickets, onsite only:
        - Individual: 8 years old and up: $10 each
        - Family: $20 per family
        - Active Military, Veterans, Children 7 and under (with paying adult): FREE
        - Group Ground Tour Rate (Schools, Clubs, Churches, etc.): $1 each
 Group Ground Tour, Extra Information:
        - Entire group will need to arrive at the same time to pay $1 each onsite
        - A set number of tickets can be purchased in advance - call the EAA Air Tours Manager at 920-426-4843
        - You may also request a bundle of tickets, and then pay for the tickets that were used after the event.      
        - Active Military, Veterans, Children 7 and under (with paying adult): FREE

Local Rockford EAA Chapter 22 Tour Marketing/Sponsorship Coordinator:
Garrett Cain | (815) 218-2938 call/text | grcain@outlook.com | www.EAA22.org
Club Email: eaachapter22@gmail.com

EAA Air Tours Coordinator:
Kristin Busse | (920) 426-4843 | Fax: (920) 426-4881 | Email: kbusse@eaa.org
All checks should be made payable to EAA & mailed to the following address:
     Attn: EAA Air Tours Coordinator
     EAA Weeks Hangar
     1145 W. 20th Ave
     Oshkosh, WI 54902
Credit card payments can be done over the phone by the Air Tours Office.

Subarea:Rockford Southeast



Chicago Rockford International Airport (Terminal) - From I-90 or I-39: Exit west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main St.). Exit south. When IL 2 turns right along the Rock River, continue straight across the river to where the road dead ends at the UPS terminal. Turn left onto Airport Drive and follow it to terminal building.

B-17 Bomber Flying Experience & Ground Tour
  • May 3, 2019 - May 5, 2019
  • Chicago Rockford International Airport
  • See description for cost
  • Recurring daily