NAMPA, Idaho — Two World War II-era aircrafts will be at the Nampa Municipal Airport this week. The community is invited to see the B-17 Bomber "Sentimental Journey" and the B-25 Bomber "Maid in the Shade" and a full week of events.
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Airbase Arizona will arrive August 5 and begin offering ground tours and rides through August 11. Tickets for the ground tours cost 15 dollars per person or 25 dollars for a family of four and rides in the planes start at 325 dollars. For more information on dates, times and costs click here.
On August 7 at 11 a.m., the Nampa Municipal Airport is partnering with the CAF Airbase Arizona to recognize and honor veterans who dedicated their lives and service to America. Veterans are invited to attend the ceremony. The ceremony will take place with the aircrafts in the background. A presentation of colors and national anthem by American Legion-Post 113, comments from the Bureau Chief of Idaho Veterans Service James Earp on the significance of WWII and special recognition of the veterans by Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling will also be happening at the ceremony.
The B-17 bomber and B-25 are owned and operated by the CAF. The aircraft have toured throughout the US and Canada for over 30 years. The CAF is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization created to celebrate our heritage of freedom through education, flight exhibition and remembrance. The CAF's fleet allows people to get an up-close and personal look into how these WWII planes were made and how the people who flew in them braved extraordinary costs.
Photo Courtesy of Commemorative Air Force