All veterans who visit the museum on November 11, 2016 will be entered into a drawing for a chance to receive a flight in a T-6 Texan! One winner will be chosen at 4:00 PM PST. Please note that height and weight restrictions do apply, and the flight is not transferable. The winner will be notified by the Museum, and will need to secure a reservation in order to redeem their free flight.
In appreciation of those who have served our country, Lyon Air Museum will offer FREE admission to United States Military Veterans on Friday, November 11, 2016.
B-25 Mitchell Bomber
Additionally, all museum guests will have an opportunity to tour the cockpit of a North American B-25. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to get a rare look inside this historic aircraft.
The North American B-25 Mitchell is a versatile, twin-engine bomber that came to prevalence during World War II. Named after General William “Billy” Mitchell who is considered a pioneer of United States military aviation, the B-25 was utilized by the allied forces and is widely considered as one of the most versatile aircraft to be used in the war. It could be used for a wide variety of missions including high and low-level bombing, submarine patrol, photo recon, and strafing.
The B-25 Mitchell which we have in our exhibit is referred to as the “Guardian of Freedom,” and it flew combat patrol missions in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands during WWII, before coming home to be used as a training craft for the next generation of military aviators.
History of Veterans Day