B-24 LIBERATOR Diamond Lil comes to Tulsa Aviation and Space Museum at Tulsa International Airport
Dallas, Texas, January 21, 2019- The Consolidated B-24 Liberator, DIAMOND LIL, will land at Tulsa International Airport and park at the Tulsa Aviation and Space Museum. The 4-engine bomber will be joined by a P-51 Mustang, C-45 Expeditor, T-6 Texan, PT-13 Stearman and PT-19 Cornell. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) AirPower History Tour brings the sights, sounds, and stories of World War II aviation to airports across North America each year. Visitors to the ramp will be able to view all aircraft up close, purchase rides, and tour the B-24 cockpit when the aircraft is flying.
The B-24 will arrive Thursday, April 11 at noon. Additional aircraft will also arrive Thursday. The event is open to the public Friday, April 12, Saturday April 13, and Sunday April 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The aircraft will be staged on the ramp in front of the Tulsa Aviation and Space Museum.
Access to the ramp is $20 for adults and $10 for youth age 5 through 11. Children under age 4 are admitted free. Aircraft rides range from $85 to $3,099 depending on aircraft type and seat position selected. Rides may be booked in advance at www.airpowertour.org.
ABOUT THE CAF B-24 LIBERATOR *DIAMOND LIL* DIAMOND LIL, was the 18th production B-24 built. The CAF has been operating LIL for more than 50 years, since 1968, visiting local airports throughout the United States as the one of the feature aircraft in the CAF AirPower History Tour. In the fall of 2018, Diamond Lil returned to the skies after a three-year restoration. Today, Diamond Lil is one of two airworthy B-24s. The Consolidated B-24 Liberator, first flown in 1939, began active service in 1941 and was the most produced American aircraft of World War II, with 18,482 built. The Liberator was used in every theater of the war and for a variety of missions from long-range bombing and submarine patrol, to transporting high priority cargo and VIPs. Learn more about *Diamond Lil *and her tour schedule at: www.airpowertour.org.
ABOUT THE COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE Through more than six decades of collecting, and flying World War II aircraft, the CAF has become the world’s largest flying museum. Their fleet of over 170 World War II airplanes are assigned to unit locations across the U.S. and supported by 12,000 volunteer members. Nearly all the aircraft are kept in flying condition, enabling people to experience firsthand the sight and sound of vintage military aircraft in flight. The CAF is dedicated to honoring American military aviation through flight, exhibition, education, and remembrance. To learn more about the Commemorative Air Force, please visit www.commemorativeairforce.org.