Long Beach vintage airplanes

B-17E Bomber “Swamp Ghost” returns home to U.S. 68 years after take-off

b17e-swampghost Recovered from a remote New Guinea crash site, the Holy Grail of military aviation is unveiled. On Friday, June 11, more than 68 years after a B-17E Flying Fortress crash-landed in a New Guinea swamp, the surviving relatives of The Swamp Ghost were joined by salvage team members and aviation historians to welcome home the fallen aircraft and honor the heroes of World War II.

Liberty Belle over Long Beach

wwii bomber flights Thanks to @frankyluckman for sharing this photo of the Liberty Belle as she flew over Long Beach on Saturday. Did you miss your chance to take a flight on the restored B-17 Bomber? She’ll be at the Burbank airport this weekend for flights over Los Angeles, March 13-14.

Liberty Belle: Restored B-17 Bomber to fly over Long Beach and LA

b17 bomber flights The fully restored World War II Boeing B-17 Bomber is doing her final flight check before taking flight over Long Beach and Los Angeles in March. The Liberty Foundation’s Salute to Veterans Tour, which began in Atlanta, has been making it’s way across the United States.

B25 Bomber offers “Sweet” flight during Wings Wheels and Rotors 2009

executive-sweet “Executive Sweet”, a World War Two B25 Mitchell medium bomber, will be on display at Wings, Wheels Rotors & Expo at Los Alamitos Army Airfield next Sunday. The Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo combines a display of military and civilian airplanes, helicopters and a large custom car show.

B-1 Bomber Takes Off From Long Beach Airport Monday

b1-bomber-lgb Boeing has advised the Long Beach Airport that the U.S. Air Force B-1 Bomber is expected to depart on Monday, May 18 in the afternoon.  The aircraft arrived in July 2008 for maintenance. Residents still jumpy after last night’s earthquake should note that the B-1 Bomber will likely use its afterburners during take off.

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