The Cincinnati Warbirds are taking over Lunken Airport for Lunken Airport Days, a chance for visitors to get up-close with jets, sport airplanes and a B-17 Aluminum Overcast bomber — a 65,000-pound, World War II-era “flying fortress.”
The Warbirds are a nonprofit educational organization with the goal of preserving historic military aircraft, honoring veterans/current military and educating the public about all of the above.
Airport Days will be offering ground tours of the planes and about 20 to 25 rides each morning in the B-17 (for a tax-deductible donation of $409-$475; call 920-371-2244 or visit b17.org to book).
There will also be free hot dogs, a static B-25 and other aircraft displays, helicopter rides, vendors and kids activities, a chance to check-out Lunken’s Art Deco tower and a color guard ceremony at noon each day.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free admission. Lunken Airport, 262 Wilmer Ave., East End, cincinnatiwarbirds.org.