Take a Ride in Historic Aircraft this Weekend in Little Rock

The last few weeks in Central Arkansas have been a bonanza for people who love planes and air shows. First was the Little Rock Air Force Base Open House and now it’s the 2012 Showcase of Aircraft at Central Flying Service in Little Rock. Dates are Sept. 22-23 and hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

New and vintage aircraft on display include the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Boeing B-29 Superfortress Bomber, FIFI. It is the only remaining flying example of this plane in the world. Other aircraft being exhibits include a World War II veteran P-51 Mustang owned by the Cavanaugh Museum in Dallas, The Brat III, and a C-45 Expeditor.

Visitors can purchase rides on all of these during the show. Tours of the B-29 cockpit will be given when it’s grounded. Additional information about the rides and the show is available on www.RideB29.com or by calling 432-413-4100.

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) aircraft will be on static display along with a Camo Caravan from Cessna. The CFS Flight Training department will have its Diamond DA40 with Garmin G1000 cockpit at the show as well.

Location for the event is the Central Flying Service North Terminal on the west side of Adams Field at the end of Crisp Drive in Little Rock. For directions or more information, please e-mail cfsops@central.aero or phone 501-375-3245.

B-29 photo courtesy Scott Slocum
P-51 photo courtesy Cavanaugh Museum
Garmin G100 Cockpit photo courtesy Central Flying Service

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