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Warbirds Arrive at Skagit Regional Airport


The B-17G "Sentimental Journey" taxis in at Skagit Regional Airport on Thursday.

Burlington – The Port of Skagit is hosting a visit of two restored World War II-era bomber aircraft at Skagit Regional Airport Aug. 11-14.

 The bombers, a B-17 Flying Fortress named “Sentimental Journey” and a B-25 Mitchell, “Maid in the Shade,” arrived Thursday while a crowd of about 100 people looked on. Next to the airport terminal, a local trio of sisters who call their singing group “The Pakawalups,” after the name on the side of the B-17 their father flew in World War II, belted out popular songs of the swing era.

The Commemorative Air Force, which owns and operates the aircraft, is selling flights and tours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. To book a flight on the B-17, call 602-448-9415; for the B-25 call 480-322-5503.

If you are a reporter seeking information about the Port of Skagit, please call Linda Tyler, Community Outreach Administrator, at 360-757-0011 or email