The “Madras Maiden,” is a restored WWII B-17 “flying fortress” bomber, will fly over and into Cheyenne for Sunday, May 14th.

The “Madras Maiden,” one of the few remaining WWII long range bombers that still remain. There are less than 100 around and only about a dozen in flying condition.  It is a tribute to those who sacrificed and died for our freedom and an excellent chance to learn more of the great and noble history of our nation.

Photo Courtesy Liberty Foundation

The Liberty Foundation will have the aircraft for public flights at the Cheyenne Regional Airport on Sunday, May 14, 2017. They will be flying from 10am to 2pm every hour on the hour. Ground tours will be available from 2:30pm until sunset.

There is no charge for the ground tours but the flights are $450. While pricey, if you can budget this in, IMHO, it is well worth it. I remember well, my ride in a B-29 10 years ago. Loved it. You can imaging the young crew doing their duty and there jobs in these magnificent birds defending freedom and democracy. Memories for a life time.

72 years ago, before the end of World War II, American pilots and crew took to the skies to fight an evil menace of Nazi Germany with a great new and fierce “Flying Fortress.”

The Madras Maiden was one 200 long range heavy bombers with the world’s first 4-engine configuration. It came with the self-defense of eight gun positions, 13 heavy machine guns, and a crew of 10. It could carry almost five tons of bombs & munitions and was one of the fastest bombers during WWII.

You can see one this Sunday. Find out more at (918)-340-0243 or visit www.libertyfoundation.org.