Story and Photos by Daniel Griffin

Come down to the Confederation College Aviation Centre for Excellence (ACE) to see a four-engine restored B17 G Bomber, the Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey,” and the B25 Bomber, “Miss Mitchell.”

The pair of bombers flew into Thunder Bay on August 1 at lunchtime from Minneapolis. Both of these fantastic planes have been beautifully restored to their World War II days and the Flying Fortress is one of only ten airworthy in the world.


The planes will be delighting 1000s of people in Thunder Bay throughout the week through daily tours, photo opportunities, and a few on board flights later in the week. Imagine a flight in a restored World War II bomber—a bucket list wish for many!

Details, official prices, and sign up information for these flights can be found on the event Facebook page. Gate admission for the static display is $10 CDN and merchandise will be sold in CDN dollars; however flight prices are in US dollars.

This event is made possible through the generous support of Confederation College, the Thunder Bay International Airport, and the Northwestern Ontario Aviation Heritage Centre. Check out the websites and for more information or contact Denise Lyzun at (807) 939-1302.