Over 680 visitors paid $10.00 to gain admission to the museum and go into the B-17 to see where the bomber crews performed their specific jobs which helped win the war. An estimated 500-600 came to the museum area just to see the classic war bird.
Sentimental Journey is one of approximately 12 B-17 bombers still flying. There were over 12,000 produced for the war effort. The original model had 3 - 30 cal guns and 3 - 50 caliber guns. The last model, the B-17G, was equipped with 13 - 50 caliber guns and carried a bomb load of 18,000 pounds. The Mid America Museum of Aviation & Transportation hopes to host additional aircraft in 2014.