Bombs Away At Hayward Airport Open House

This executive airport is open to the public for free on Saturday. Optional B-17 rides that cost $450 are also being offered.


Hayward Executive Airport throws open its gates Saturday for a free open house beginning at 10 am.

The airport is home base for many executive jets and a variety of police and traffic helicopters.

Among the attractions is a collection of vintage airplanes shown off by their owners, including World War I-era biplanes.

In addition to these free events on Saturday, the airport is being visited by a B-17, one of the legendary Flying Fortress of World War II.

The visiting aircraft, called the Aluminum Overcast, is one of the last B-17s still in operation (pictured above).

Flights are being offered for $450 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Check b17.org for more information. You can also view a photo gallery of the Aluminum Overcast in Hayward.

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Michael Allen May 11, 2012 at 06:14 PM
A good number of Oakland Civil Air Patrol Squadron 188, 18, and other unit volunteers from around the bay will be there. I wish I could join them, there's just so much to do I cannot break away. Please, everyone, go visit and meet some Tuskegee Airmen that will be attending the show. We're losing our WWII generation, you never know if this will be your last chance to talk to them...


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