Iconic WWII Aircraft Open For Tours, Rides At The Pensacola Airport

March 25, 2023

The distinctive rumble of radial engines from one of the rarest World War II bombers, the B-24 Liberator “Diamond Lil”, will be heard in the skies over Pensacola Sunday as she is visiting Pensacola International Airport as part of the AirPower History Tour of the Commemorative Air Force. The bomber is joined by a T-6 Texan, a PT-13 Stearman, a T-34 Mentor and a RC-45J Expeditor.

The AirPower History Tour brings the sights, sounds, and stories of World War II aviation to airports across North America each year. Visitors to the ramp will be able to view all aircraft up close, purchase rides, and tour the B-24 cockpit when the aircraft is not flying.

The aircraft are staged at the Pensacola Aviation Center FBO ramp located at Pensacola International Airport, 4145 Jerry L. Maygarden Road.

The event is open to the public from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Access to the ramp where the warbirds are parked is $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 11-17 and free for children 10 and under. Supporting aircraft will be offering rides all four days. The B-24 flies on Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Cockpit tours of the B-24 will be available Sunday when the aircraft is done flying.

To book a ride, visit at AirPowerTour.org. (Ride prices range from $359 to $675 per person depending on aircraft and the length of flight and include ramp access.)

NorthEscambia.com photos by Perry Doggrell, click to enlarge.


6 Responses to “Iconic WWII Aircraft Open For Tours, Rides At The Pensacola Airport”

  1. Richie on March 27th, 2023 7:21 pm

    To Robert d falkner, I would like to read your father’s book. I did a search on Amazon and could not find it. Is it still available? If so, can you help me find a copy?

  2. Tommy Davis on March 27th, 2023 9:16 am

    My father was a nose gunner and assistant engineer on a B-24J in the Pacific Theater of operations. I have ridden in a B-24J and it was very memorable. Expensive but worth every penny.

  3. Greg perritt on March 26th, 2023 9:59 am

    We’re these the planes flying over the blue jacket jamboree yesterday?

  4. Jan on March 25th, 2023 10:36 pm

    We took our grandson today. Both of his great grandfathers served in WWII. We are passing that family history on. I shared it for years with my history students. Thank you Commemorative Air Force for working like you do to share this part of our history. Wonderful experience every time we go. One day I plan to fly on a B-17….❤️ Great photos Perry!

  5. Robert R Falkner on March 25th, 2023 8:33 pm

    My Father Captian Robert D Falkner flew B24’s in WWII and Korea. I-would very much be honored to have the opportunity to fly in this aircraft. He was shot down over enemy territory and made it back to continue to fly more missions. His plane was the “flying outhouse”. He wrote a really good book called the “long way home” years after the war about his exploits when he was shot down. It starts with him taking off from the US advancing the throttles and describing the sound and feeling the power of the new B24 he was delivering to Europe for his first tour of duty. He made it back to the Allies as did the rest of his crew. When he wasn’t flying missions he was doing magic shows for the USO. I so respect and honor those who fought for the freedoms we enjoy.

  6. jocky moves on March 25th, 2023 11:38 am


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