Event

Step Inside History: Berlin Airlift Fly-In

September 17, 2018 | 10:00am - 5:30pm
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Free, Parking $15

Join us as we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift with a fly-in of a key aircraft that participated in the operation. Visitors will have a chance to enter the cockpit and cargo bay of a C-54 Skymaster, better known as Candy Bomber.  A German Air Force A400M cargo plane will also be on display outside.

The Berlin Airlift took place from June 26, 1948, to September 30, 1949, when the U.S. Air Force, Royal Air Force, and other allied forces provided food and other supplies to the citizens of West Berlin when the soviet military administration cut off supply channels from West Germany to West Berlin.