06/09/2014 – 06/16/2014 all-day
UTAH WING OF THE COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE (CAF)
1980 Airport Road
Hot Springs National Park, AR 71913
Historic Aircraft will Celebrate 70th Birthday at the Heber City Airport!
Heber City. All eyes will be skyward at noon on June 9,, 2014 as the B-25 Maid in the Shade makes her way to the Heber City Airport – on her 70th birthday! Restored and maintained by the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), this historic war bird was commissioned into the Army Air Force on June 9, 1944. It will be available for all to see at the Heber Airport June 9-16 – 9:00am-6:00pm daily. Take a ride or tour the big bird – or just marvel at her magnificent beauty – but make sure you wish her a happy birthday!
The B-25 played an important role in WWII. It was an American twin-engine medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation. It was used by many Allied Air Forces in every theater of World War II, as well as many other Air Forces after the war ended. It saw service across four decades.
The CAF is a worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to restoring and maintaining and flying WWII aircraft for the purpose of honoring veterans and educating the general public about the importance of WWII in American history.
This event is hosted by the Utah Wing of the CAF. The Utah Wing maintains a year-round aviation museum at the Heber City airport including two Stearman bi-planes (WWII trainers) and two North American Aviation T-6 Texans (advanced WWII trainers) and a number of educational displays. The museum is open May – October, Friday-Sunday, 10:00am-4:00pm.
A one-time event donation to the CAF museum is requested: $5 adults; $3 seniors — kids, military, and veterans are free. Event activities include:
June 9 — 12:00pm
• B-25Maid in the Shade arrives Heber City Airport
June 9-15 — 9:00-6:00pm
• B-25 tours $5
• B-25 rides — 650 (cockpit) $395 (aft window seat
• Stearman bi-plane open cockpit rides — $225
• Demonstration flights
• Aircraft and military vehicle displays
• WWII reenactment
• Museum tours
• Military PX sales
June13th — 7:00-10:00pm
• Birthday Swing Dance Party featuring The Danny Newell All-Star Big Band — $5 adults $3 seniors. Military theme.
This will be a special birthday celebration for the Maid in the Shade. Join us for cake and ice cream and some grand music of the 40s. Get into the spirit by dressing in period or military uniform.
• 8:00-10:00am — Boy Scout pancake breakfast — $8 adults $3 seniors
• 9:00am — B-25 departs Heber City Airport
RESERVE YOUR B-25 OR STEARMAN FLIGHT TODAY – (435) 671-6441
SPECIAL B-25 ZERMATT RESORT ROOM RATE. Attend this event and spend the night in Midway anytime between June 9-16 get a special room rate Homestead Resort ($89) or the Zermatt Resort ($109). Mention Utah Wing B-25 event. Book on line homesteadresort.com or zermattresort.com or call (800) 327-7220.
SPECIAL HEBER VALLEY POW-WOW DISCOUNT. The first 100 B-25 event attendees will receive a $7 discount coupon for the Heber Valley Pow-Wow at Soldier Hollow June 13-15 (heberpw.com).
AIRPLANE RIDE OPPORTUNITY. A lucky attendee will be given an opportunity to ride on the CAF Stearman airplane.
EVENT SPONSORS. AZ Commemorative Air Force, Zermatt Resort, Tire Factory, Dickey’s BBQ Pit, UPS Store, OK3Air, Smiths Food and Drug, Watts Enterprises, Ackerson Eye Care, Thom K. Hall Financial Group, Ridley’s Family Market, Days Market, Walmart, Red Ledges, Farmers Insurance, Soldier Hollow Resort, Redmond Real Salt, Air Medical Resource Group, Wasatch County, Tarahumara, Paul Poulsen Attorney, Bryce Johnson, Mark Turner Insurance, Heber City