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AirPower History Tour Lands in Salina

Todd PittengerSeptember 3, 2019

Some of the most iconic military  aircraft of all-time have landed in Salina.

Aircraft from the Commemorative Air Force AirPower History Tour began arriving at the Salina Regional Airport  Monday. By Wednesday multiple historic aircraft will be on the ground, and headquarter here for a few days. The Commemorative Air Force AirPower History Tour, a national air tour of historic military aircraft, is making a stop.

Scheduled to appear are one of only two flying B-29 Superfortresses and one of only two flying B-24 Liberators in the world when FIFI AND Diamond Lil, along with their warbird friends, touch down. Joining Lil and FIF will be the P-51 Mustang “Gunfighter”, the AT-6 Texan and the legendary PT-13 Stearman.

The event will be open to the public this Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Supporting aircraft will be offering rides all five days. The B-29 flies on Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  The B-24 flies on Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Cockpit tours of the B-29 and B-24 will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m., except on Saturday and Sunday when they will begin at noon.

Tour all the planes on the ground or book a flight in one or all of these historic aircraft. Get details at



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