The Mighty Eighth Air Force

Presented... "Return of the Big Bombers”

Thanks for a great show!!!

We had 4,000 visitors over the 4 day event.

Many sat in on our symposiums, see the links below

to watch a few of the latest programs.

Our event Featured the historical B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator.  For a special thrill, come take a flight on these historical aircraft.  "Dawn & Dusk Flying Patrols" are being offered for a tax-deductible $425.00 per person in the B-17 & B-24. Each flight provides passengers the sights, sounds, smells and excitement of a historic mission…...  although chances of encountering enemy fighters will be slim.






The P-51 is offering $2,200 for a half hour of flight instruction

and $3,200 for a full hour of flight instruction.



The Collings Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of the world’s only dual control P-51C Mustang to our WWII aircraft collection. The P-51 is arguably the greatest fighter aircraft ever produced, certainly the most recognizable and legendary of the Second World War. Today there are less than five of the early B/C models left flying. The "C" model is easily recognizable by it's “razorback” configuration as opposed to the P-51D with its “bubble canopy” that came out later in the war.


Click Here to see some great photo's of the 2013 show




 ~  Meet WWII Veterans  ~

Take the opportunity to talk with the pilots and crew that went to war as young men that are now called the “Greatest Generation” and are here to share their historic experiences.



Watch this new video of the "The Tail Gunner and the Navigator"

Recently created by Damian Kussian of NMTV


Click Here to watch a program with an original "909" pilot


Click Here to watch a quick video of the 2013 show!




Call 1-800-568-8924 to find out where & when the bombers will be next


While on the ground, visitors were allowed to walk

through both bombers for a nominal fee.


Check back for dates & Location of the Big Bombers Return!


Big Bomber info - Email us HERE

Or you can call the DAD Hot-Line at 763-568-6072


This event is Sponsored by:

Eighth Air Force Historical Society of Minnesota




This event was hosted by:



This event was supported by:




There is no Admission fee to the event, but we are asking you to please
donate in the
"DONATION" cans on site to help cover event expenses.


Click HERE for YouTube videos of past tour stops 


Go to Collings Foundation for more information about their aircraft and tours dates.


This site was last updated on 2/14/14