Commemorative Air Force B-17 Sentimental Journey coming to Kingman Municipal Airport

Published by The Bee News

November 30, 2021

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KINGMAN, Ariz. – The City of Kingman along with the Aviation Heritage Center of Kingman (AHCoK) is celebrating the 100th Birthday of Major Leven Ferrin of Phoenix, by bringing the Commemorative Air Force B-17 Sentimental Journey to the Kingman Municipal Airport Monday, December 6, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Maj. Ferrin and his family will be in attendance and will participate in a historic local flight of the B-17. Mr. Ferrin was one of few B-17 pilots in WWII who completed all 25 missions over Europe with the 8th Air Force. The AHCoK will be offering paid tours of the Commemorative Air Force B-17 Sentimental Journey during the event for $10 a person or $20 per family. Tours are free for children under five, disabled Veterans, active military, and WWII Veterans.

Kingman Mayor Jen Miles said, “The opportunity to bring this hero and the iconic B-17 together for such an incredible moment in time is truly rare and will never come this way again. We look forward to our community joining us for this special event.”

The schedule of events:

9:00 a.m. – Sentimental Journey arrival and parking on ramp

10:00 a.m. – Maj. Ferrin and family arrival via Daryl Williams in C-421

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 pm Paid tours of the Commemorative Air Force B-17 Sentimental Journey

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Public Appearance in Airport Terminal (High Bays) Cutting of Birthday Cake

3:00 p.m. Departure of Sentimental Journey

4:00 p.m. Departure of Maj. Ferrin

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