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Posted on: May 19, 2023

Tri-Cities Airport Welcomes the CAF AirPower History Tour

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Blountville, TN – Tri-Cities Airport and partners Tri-City Aviation welcome the Commemorative Air Force AirPower History Tour, featuring some of the rarest World War II aircraft. Attendees will have the opportunity to witness the distinctive rumble of radial engines from the B-29 Superfortress “FIFI” and B-24 Liberator “Diamond Lil” as they soar through the skies.

Accompanying the two bombers will be a T-6 Texan, a PT-13 Stearman, and an RC-45J Expeditor, along with the P-51D Mustang “Gunfighter” making an appearance. The CAF AirPower History Tour will showcase the sights, sounds, and stories of World War II aviation and will allow visitors to view all aircraft up close, purchase rides, and tour the B-29 and B-24 cockpits when the aircraft are not flying.

The event is open to the public Friday through Sunday, May 26-28, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Visitors will have access to the ramp at Tri-City Aviation for a fee of $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 11-17 and free for children 10 and under. Rides on the T-6, PT-13, RC-45J, and P-51D will be available each day, with the B-29 flying on Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and the B-24 flying on Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Cockpit tours of the B-29 and B-24 will be available on Friday beginning at 9:00 a.m., and on Saturday and Sunday when the aircraft are done flying.

Visitors can book rides in advance at, where they can also find additional information about the event. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to witness some of the rarest World War II bombers and experience the history of aviation at Tri-Cities Airport.

Tri-Cities Airport (TRI) is a full-service commercial airport serving Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Western North Carolina, and Eastern Kentucky. TRI offers non-stop flights to five hubs (Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Orland/Sanford, and St. Pete/Clearwater/Tampa) on Allegiant, American, and Delta. For more information about Tri-Cities Airport, visit

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