Olive Branch, Mississippi

Olive Branch Airport

May 17-20, 2021
Celebrating Diamond Lil's 80th Birthday on May 17!
Dates & Times:

Monday, May 17, 2021

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • B-29 & B-24 cockpit tours available 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • P-51, T-6, T-34, & PT-13 available for rides from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • B-29 flies at 9:00 a.m.

  • B-24 flies at 9:30 a.m.

  • B-29 & B-24 cockpit tours available after noon.

  • P-51, PT-13, L-26, T-34, & T-6 available for rides all day.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • B-29 flies at 9:00 a.m.

  • B-24 flies at 9:30 a.m.

  • B-29 & B-24 cockpit tours available after noon.

  • P-51, PT-13, L-26, T-34, & T-6 available for rides all day.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • B-29 & B-24 cockpit tours available 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • P-51, PT-13, L-26, T-34, & T-6 available for rides from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Ramp Access Cost:
$20: Adults

​$10: Children (Age 11 thru 17)

Free: Children (Age 10 & Under)
  • All tickets are purchased on-site on the day of the event.​​
  • ​​Price includes free B-29 & B-24 cockpit tour when the aircraft is available.
  • Rider's admission is complimentary with proof of purchase.
  • Attending aircraft subject to change due to weather or maintenance.
Event Location:

Metro Aviation Service

11200 High Point Cove

Olive Branch, MS 38654

Attending Aircraft:
B-29 Superfortress FIFI

The most advanced bomber of World War II, FIFI is the World's Most Famous, Flying, B-29. Book a flight in this iconic bomber that was designed to fly higher and faster than enemy fighters and brought an end to the war.

B-29 Ride Times:

Tuesday:           9:00 a.m.

Wednesday:     9:00 a.m.

Book online and save up to $100

B-24 Liberator Diamond Lil
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Climb aboard the legendary B-24 Bomber. Over 18,000 Liberators were built and today only two remain. Book a flight that will truly take you back in time.

B-24 Ride Times:

Tuesday:          9:30 a.m.

Wednesday:     9:30 a.m.

The B-24, Diamond Lil, Has 10 Available Seats for Purchase.  You are Not Buying a Particular Seat.   Once Airborne, You May Get Up and Move Around the Aircraft. Each Rider Will Get the Chance to Experience All the Available Compartments. This Includes the Flight Deck Where You Will See the Pilot Positions and Climb All the Way Back to the Tail Gunner Position.

P-51 Mustang Gunfighter

Take a ride in the best fighter of WWII.  Surely a "Bucket List" item the P-51 was the premiere fighter of all theaters. Go-Fast, pull G's, and enjoy the stallion of the US Army Air Corps.  

P-51 Ride Times:

Monday:

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday - Wednesday:

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday:

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

T-6 Texan 

Fly in the legendary trainer of World War II. Our aviators were taught how to fly in the same type of trainer. This is a true warbird ride that will take you back 50 plus years.

T-6 Ride Times:

Monday:

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday - Wednesday:

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday:

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Boeing Stearman

Experience the thrill and joy of an open cockpit biplane. The PT-17 trained more crews than any other aircraft during WWII.  The Stearman is a great experience.  

PT-13 Ride Times:

Monday:

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday - Wednesday:

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday:

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Air Force One L-26B Ike's Bird

Relive history by riding on the smallest plane to fly as Air Force One.  Sit in the President's seat and feel history come alive.

L-26B Ride Times:

Tuesday - Wednesday:

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday:

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Plane seats 3 passengers

T-34 Mentor
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Fly in a former Air Force primary trainer.  Property of the Air Force from 1954 to 1970, it is one of the few T-34's still flying with the original 225 HP engine.

T-34 Ride Times:

Tuesday - Wednesday:

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday:

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

ABOUT US
The CAF AirPower History Tour is a production of the B-29/B-24 Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force

© 2021 by the Commemorative Air Force All Rights Reserved.

VISIT US
 
Visit FIFI  & Diamond Lil when they are not on tour: 

Vintage Flying Museum

505 NW 38th Street 

Hangar 33 South

Fort Worth, TX 76106


 

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