Aug 5 - Aug 6 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Affectionately nicknamed ‘The Rally,’ this airshow has been a family favorite every summer since 1975, drawing thousands of spectators with unparalleled aerobatic performances.
This year’s event promises to exceed all expectations as OHTM welcomes airplanes from stunning partner collections, including the B-17G Flying Fortress, ‘Sentimental Journey’ with the Arizona Commemorative Air Force (CAF) and the B-25 Mitchell, ‘Axis Nightmare’ with the Tri-State Warbird Museum in Ohio. These rare WWII bombers have legendary reputations to match their impressive size and power.
First used for combat by the British Royal Air Force in 1941, the B-17G Flying Fortress bristled with heavy armament and was legendary for returning home after brutal assaults. B-17Gs served in almost every theater of WWII and dropped over 640,000 tons of bombs. Part of the Commemorative Air Force Squadron, this is one of less than ten B-17Gs still flying in the world today. The B-25 Mitchell is a twin-engined aircraft that is most famous as the bomber used in the 1942 Doolittle Raid during WWII. The B-25 has a combat range of 1,350 miles and top speed of 275 mph.
Rain or shine, gates will open at 8am for exhibitors and at 9am for the public. The aerobatic airshow will begin at approximately 1pm both days of the show. In addition to the large display of assorted classic, vintage and antique vehicles on Runway 17, pre-1940 aeroplanes from the Museum’s collection will be demonstrated in the morning prior to the start of the aerobatic airshow. All flying is weather permitting. Following the conclusion of the aerobatic and WWII Warbird performances, flightline will be opened to the public, allowing visitors the rare chance to get up close to the planes and meet the pilots.
All pre-1997 vehicles are invited to join the exhibitor’s show both days to receive two free admissions per vehicle. With a full service café, kids activities and free Model T rides, Owls Head Transportation Museum will be the place to be Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6 from 9-3pm. Event admission is $25 for adults and free for service members, children under 18 and career veterans with more than 20 years service and military ID. For more information, visit www.owlshead.org or call (207) 594-4418.
Only service animals will be permitted on Museum and exhibition grounds. No camping.
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