The Attraction Begins
The unmistakable roar forces your eyes skyward as thunder resonates from the four radial engines of the distant plane. As you track the approaching aircraft the sun glints off polished aluminum skin and you know you’ve encountered something special in rarefied air. You recognize the plane as the mighty Flying Fortress, which along with its escorts, became symbols of World War II air supremacy. This is Yankee Lady, the pristine B-17, painstakingly restored to award winning specifications. This is one of the very few heavy bombers of its type still flying and on which you can have an Air Adventure ride.
Be the One Looking Down
Your flight experience begins with a briefing and then you take your station. The authenticity of this craft is spellbinding. After taxiing and takeoff, you will have 25 minutes in the air. Upon reaching a cruising speed of 150mph at an altitude of approximately 1200 feet the scenery unfolds before you. You are able to move to other positions in the Fort, including the Plexiglas nose, flight deck, radio room and waist gunnery section.
As your mission ends you will appreciate better the courage of the sky men who flew vast armadas of these majestic aircraft, who commanded the clouds and rode on thunder, and you too will step off exclaiming, “that was amazing!”
March 29-30 at CRW!
$495.00 per seat. To obtain your mission orders: Visit: www.yankeeairmuseum.org/fly/
Yankee Air Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Donations may be tax-deductible, consult your tax professional for more information.
DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM HERE: Yeager Coloring Contest
TO ENTER, PRINT OUT, OR PICK UP THE OFFICIAL YEAGER AIRPORT BACK TO SCHOOL COLORING PAGE AND COLOR IT USING ANY MEDIUM YOU’D LIKE. ENTRIES CAN BE MAILED TO YEAGER AIRPORT, ATTN: COLORING CONTEST, 100 AIRPORT ROAD, SUITE 175, CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA 25311. ENTRIES MAY ALSO BE DROPPED OFF AT THE AIRPORT (LOOK FOR THE “COLORING CONTEST ENTRIES” BOX IN THE OBSERVATION DECK AREA).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO ALL CHILDREN THROUGH AGE 10. CONTEST ENTRY BEGINS ON AUGUST 1, 2020, AT 12:01 AM EST, AND ENDS SEPTEMBER 1, 2020, AT 11:59 PM EST. FULL CONTEST RULES CAN BE FOUND ON THE BACK OF THE ENTRY FORM.
For one night only, more than a dozen airports across North America will come together for the JetStream Music Festival, an online celebration of local music. Hosted by Austin-Bergstrom International Airport from the “Live Music Capital of the World” in Austin, Texas, the free, multi-hour livestream will take place at 6 p.m. EST on May 6 on participating airports’ Facebook Live. Each airport will feature a musician local to their city in support of the creative community during the COVID-19 crisis.
Participating airports include:
- Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) – host
- Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ)
- Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
- Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
- Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL)
- Evansville Regional Airport (EVV)
- Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
- Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)
- Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
- John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH)
- John Wayne Airport (SNA)
- Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)
- Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
- Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE)
- Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)
- Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
- Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
- Portland International Airport (PDX)
- San Diego International Airport (SAN)
- Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV)
- Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
- Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
- Yeager Airport (CRW)
“For so many airports across North America, live music entertainment in the terminal has become a fun way to delight and engage passengers,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “Despite the sudden and significant drop in passenger traffic at North America’s airports because of the coronavirus health pandemic, this effort by Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and many other North American airports provides a unique opportunity to connect with their passengers. We look forward to hearing these musicians again in airport terminals soon.”
The lineup features a diverse range of acts, representing each city’s unique music culture. The full lineup for the Festival will be released later this week. Austin’s Latin pop songstress, Gina Chavez, will perform and host the event.
Festival viewers will be able to tip musicians throughout the performance and learn about organizations assisting the communities in each city. Viewers can also join in the celebration using the hashtag #JetStreamFest.
“Live music brings Charleston together. Whether it’s down on the levee, or at one of the many venues downtown. It’s something people here are passionate about,” said Yeager Airport Director, Nick Keller. “We can’t get together right now, but that doesn’t mean the music has to stop.”
Beyond the music, viewers will hear from leadership at many of the airports. Airports across North America remain open for essential travel and vital cargo. Employees in these facilities are working around the clock on enhanced cleaning operations, continued airport maintenance and operations, security, and more. Airports are a critical component to the supply chain—including for medical supplies—and continue to provide services for those who must travel.
For more information—including how to tune in—click here.
The livestream will be brought to you by Streak Systems, a tech concierge focused on creating and maintaining technology systems in your home, work and live events.
- Limited Terminal Access
The terminal is only open to ticketed passengers. If you are picking someone up, we ask that you wait outside. If you have questions about a flight or need to book a flight, please call your airline directly. You can also visit your airline’s website.
- Work From Home
Only operation essential employees will be on Airport property. These essential employees are working in teams in two-week shifts while a complete “back-up” team is working from home. This gives us a reserve workforce available to come in if an employee is exposed to COVID-19 and has to quarantine.
- Taking Temperatures
A number of our Airport staff members are working from home. For those that still have to come into work to perform essential duties, temperatures screening will take place upon arrival. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or above will be sent home. We are also asking all airport tenants to take the same measures with their employees.
Yeager Airport is going to remain open and operational. Air Traffic Controllers and TSA, and essential Airport tenants also have contingency and continuity plans in place to keep Yeager Airport open.
Download the official entry form here: CRW_Back to School Coloring Contest_2019
To enter, print out, or pick up the official Yeager Airport Back to School Coloring Page and color it using any medium you’d like. Entries can be mailed to YEAGER AIRPORT, ATTN: Coloring Contest, 100 Airport Road, Suite 175, Charleston, West Virginia 25311. Entries may also be dropped off at the Airport (look for the “Coloring Contest Entries” box in the Observation Deck area).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Contest is open to all children through age 10. Contest entry begins on September 1, 2019, at 12:01 AM EST, and ends September 30, 2019, at 11:59 PM EST. Full Contest Rules on back of entry form.
More information: Media Advisory 5.23.19 Pilot Social -Final
Even if your WV airport of choice is great, booking a flight can be a challenge — doing it too late can cost you hundreds of dollars more and doing it too early can make room for unforeseen issues. If you’re looking to use up some of your vacation time, here are the best tips and tricks for finding the best deal.
Book in Advance
You’re always told to book in advance, but you don’t know how early is too early. If you’re looking at air travel, booking your flight 70 days in advance is a good rule of thumb. However, there is a seasonal component to keep in mind: spring bookings should be made 90 days in advance; summerflights should be booked 47 days early; autumn trips should be booked 69 days in advance; while winter trips need about 62 days in advance to get you the best deal. While you’re booking, consider the locations you’re traveling to as well to prevent flight delays. A trip to Florida may be delayed due to weather in the late summer while a trip to a WV airport often isn’t affected by summer weather.
Book the Flight Before the Hotel
Not only does this give you great options for travel bundles, this also ensures you’re getting on the cheapest flight. If you book a hotel first, you’ve officially locked yourself into a date where you need to be there. This greatly limits your flying options as you try to get there on time. Flights can cost much more than hotels and you might end up shutting yourself out of a great deal by booking the hotel first.
Book on ‘Cheaper’ Days
This seems weird, but most people fly on the bookends of the weekend, making Friday and Sunday the most popular — and expensive — time to fly. This is because people often leave for vacation after work, and many others want to arrive home in time for their shift on Monday.
By 2020, it’s estimated that 478.2 million people within the United States will travel for business alone. Use the flexibility of your vacation schedule to your advantage.
Book at Weird Times
Don’t be afraid to spend some time in a WV airport by choosing a strange time. If you leave during dinner time or very early in the morning, you’re more likely to get a deal since these aren’t peak flying hours. Look at a WV airport near you to scope out meal selections if you’re worried about getting a little hungry. Airports often contain a variety of meal and comfort options for early flyers and layover passengers.