Word on the Street

The latest news in and around Tacoma, Pierce County and South Puget Sound

NOTICE: Word on the Street has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Word on the Street.
Visit the new section.

B-17 at Tacoma Narrows Airport

Post by Rob Carson / The News Tribune on June 30, 2012 at 2:04 pm with 1 Comment »
July 1, 2012 7:02 am

A B-17 “Flying Fortress” is on display and available for rides and tours today through Thursday at the Tacoma Narrows Airport near Gig Harbor.

The World War II-era military plane is visiting from Phoenix, where it’s part of the Commemorative Air Force.

Sponsors are suggesting a $5 donation for a tour of the plane. Rides are $425 per person.

Leave a comment Comments → 1
  1. m9078jk3 says:

    I was actually there to see it yesterday with my mother (an actual Rosie the Riveter on B-17′s riveting the dorsal fin) and also with my sister whom drove us there.I am going to see it again on Sunday at the main Wings and Wheels event and I discovered that one can also take the number 100 bus from the T.C.C. transit center to 45th and Point Fosdick Drive NW.Then walk 2 blocks north to 4701 Point Fosdick Drive NW where there will be shuttle buses running every 15 minutes to the Wings and Wheels event (just ONLY for the July 1st date) at the Narrows Airport.The shuttle buses are there mainly because parking will be limited at the Narrows Airport for reserved ticket buyers,VIP’s etc.
    Here is what’s stated at the Freedom Fair website.

    “Due to the limited access to the Narrows Airport, airport parking will only be available for those who have purchased their tickets online in advance of the event. Day-of-event ticket purchasers should go to designated parking lots off-site and ride the bus in. Satellite parking available at Uptown Gig Harbor parking lot (4701 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335, click for map), with shuttle busses running to the event every 15 minutes. VIP parking at the airport will be available for advance ticket purchasers for an extra charge.”

    http://freedomfair.com/wings-wheels.html

    The only issue with taking the Public Transit Buses on Sunday is that they don’t run often (only hourly) and don’t run late in the evening so one has to be very careful not to leave too late otherwise one could get stranded so check the Pierce Transit bus schedules carefully.In other words you can’t stay until the July 1st show closes otherwise you will be stranded.Though it’s pretty neat that if one doesn’t have a car that it’s possible to see some parts of the main July 1st Wings and Wheels show by taking the public transit buses.
    Here is the number 100 Bus schedule for Sunday
    http://www.piercetransit.org/schedules/100/100satsun.htm

    Myself I might very well have to get there by the bus if my ride with a friend is a no show.

    Of course the B-17 itself will be there for the later scheduled dates too at the Narrows Airport.

*
We welcome comments. Please keep them civil, short and to the point. ALL CAPS, spam, obscene, profane, abusive and off topic comments will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Thanks for taking part and abiding by these simple rules.

JavaScript is required to post comments.

Follow the comments on this post with RSS 2.0