Vintage World War II Warbirds to Gather in Atlanta in May

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PEACHTREE CITY, GA. (May 3, 2024) – The month of May will bring several opportunities to see or experience a flight in  meticulously restored World War II aircraft — trainers, fighters and bombers – at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK). The aircraft tours, operated by Commemorative Air Force (CAF) units from Georgia, Texas and Arizona, will include Good Neighbor Day May 11, a one-day C-47A rides day May 12, and a  first time ever visit by the Flying Legends of Victory May 28-June 2, featuring a B-17 Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey” and a B-25 Mitchell “Maid in the Shade”. The aviation event series is dedicated to the 80th Anniversary of D-Day.

Good Neighbor Day Open House and Airshow from noon to 5 p.m. May 11 will feature several restored aircraft from CAF Airbase Georgia, including a P-51 Mustang, SBD Dauntless dive bomber, P-63 Kingcobra, LT-6 Mosquito, PT-19A Cornell trainer and a T-34 Mentor.

On Sunday, May 12, a special appearance by the restored C-47A Skytrain, “That’s All, Brother,” which led the Allies’ main airborne D-Day invasion in 1944, will offer rides at PDK Airport beginning at 11 am. “That’s All, Brother”, operated by the CAF Central Texas Wing, is scheduled to depart the United States in June for the 80th Anniversary of D-Day Celebration in Normandy.

Living History Flight Experiences on “That’s All Brother” are approximately 30 minutes long and tickets may be purchased in advance online for $275 per passenger here.  Visit for more detailed information.

Flying Legends of Victory is the 2024 U.S. tour for the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-25 Mitchell operated by the CAF Arizona Wing. The aircraft will arrive at PDK Airport May 27, with ground tours available May 28-29.  Rides on both aircraft will be available May 30-June 2 and may be scheduled on the B-17 and B-25 here.

Airbase Georgia will add three aircraft to the event, with rides available on each of them May 30-June 2. The Georgia-based aircraft scheduled to appear are an LT-6 Mosquito, PT-19A Cornell and a T-34 Mentor.  Living History Flight Experiences on CAF Airbase Georgia aircraft can be scheduled here.

“This is an amazing opportunity for aviation enthusiasts, history buffs, and family members of World War II veterans to experience a unique array of historic aircraft within a month in Atlanta,” said Airbase Georgia Leader Joel Perkins. “These events exemplify the mission of the CAF which is to educate, inspire and honor. We are proud to honor the Greatest Generation by sharing this experience with our Texas and Arizona units.”