Event Information

B-17 Fly-in

Date: Tuesday May 15
Time: 9:00
Location: Lowes - I-75, Exit 22, Tylersville Road
Join us on Tuesday, May 15th for road trip to Champaign Air Museum located at Grimes Field in Urbana, OH. In preparation for the exhibit opening of the Memphis Belle B-17 at the Air Force Museum on Thursday, May 17th, there will be a “fly-in” of one of the operating B-17s at Grimes Field where rides ($ charged) will be given that day before it heads for the Air Force Museum. The event size has been scaled back so there may only be the one flying B17 there.

The Champaign Air Museum houses a working B25 and a B17 flying restoration in progress using an all volunteer workforce. They will be working that day, so you can ask questions and get up close to the plane. The museum also houses a tribute to the WAC (Women’s Air Corps) and several other aircraft from WWII. If there is not a huge crowd of people that day, we will have a personal guide who is the museum curator.

The plan is to leave the Lowe’s parking lot on Tylersville Rd and I-75 at 9:00 am and take
Tylersville to Rt42 to Rt48 to Rt68. There is a great home cooking restaurant at the airport for lunch if not crowded - otherwise plenty of other food options in town. Bring a lawn chair if you want to watch planes. Ice cream stop at Young’s Dairy on Rt68 south of Springfield on the way back.
Directions: I-75 north to Exit 22 - west on Tylersville to the first light then south to Lowes parking lot.
Contact: Scott Brown
Phone: 513-295-7355
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