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B-17 Flying Fortress taking flight over Palm Springs


Last updated 4/20/2017 at 4:29am

The "Madras Maiden" a restored WWII B-17 "flying fortress" bomber will take to the skies over Palm Springs on Monday, April 24. Public flights and Ground tours available on Saturday & Sunday April 29-30.

Seventy two years ago these aircraft flew from bases far from home in an attempt to bring freedom to oppressed people. Our B-17's mission for today is to educate the people of America about the courages WWII veterans, and remember those brave aircrew who never made it home. "Madras Maiden" is a living museum, our heritage not in mothballs or the pages of a dusty book, but real life, three dimensions, here and now. You are invited to come touch the past and fly through ageless skies.

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