Mid America Museum of Aviation and Transportation announces summer events

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Aviation enthusiasts are ready for an eye-opening summer in Sioux City.

The Mid America Museum of Aviation and Transportation announced its schedule of summer events on Tuesday.

In addition to educational offerings, the museum will house several aircraft that have been restored to their former glory, including a Boeing B-17.

The “Flying Fortress” was stationed in Sioux City during World War II.

The B-17 and two other vintage aircraft included in the so-called “Commemorative Air Force” will be in Sioux City, offering daily flights and tours from July 18 through July 24.

The first arrival of the summer at the Museum lands next week.

An Experimental Aviation Association Ford Tri-Motor is scheduled for rides and rides May 12-15.

“If you’ve never ridden a Ford Tri-Motor, you have to. It’s fun, it flies a little slow, around 90 miles per hour, but it’s a great opportunity because everyone on the Ford Tri-Motor has their own seat,” said Larry Finley, executive director of the MAMAT.

You can find more information about these opportunities on the Mid America Museum of Aviation and Transportation website.

A full list of activities can be found below:

EAA Ford Tri-Motor Liberty 5T-B
Drive the Ford
May 12 – 15 (Thursday – Sunday)

Tennis shoes on the tarmac
From 3rd to 5th year
Registration will open soon for this day camp.
June 8 and June 15

Junior pilot summer camp
From 6th to 7th grade
From 8th to 9th grade
Registration will soon be open for this two-day camp.
July 14 – 15

Sioux City Army Air Force Base 80th Anniversary
(Opened July 5, 1942)
CAF Texas Raiders B17, B18, T6
Daily flights and circuits from July 18 to July 24

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