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WWII Airpower Expo

WWII Airpower Expo

Orpheum Theater
Orpheum Theater
Orpheum Theater

For one weekend out of the year, the National WWII Museum and the Commemorative Air Force bring you a hands-on, interactive experience with the legendary aircrafts, vehicles, artifacts and even some of the heroic veterans of WWII.

The Expo takes over the tarmac at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport, where visitors can touch and feel the planes, climb in the cockpits and even take a ride in some of the aircrafts!


Activities and exhibitions typically include:

  • CAF cockpit tours
  • CAF aircraft flights (additional ticket required)
  • WWII aviator veterans on-site
  • WWII Ground vehicles on-site
  • Hands-on history exhibits
  • Performances by the Victory Belles

And much more! For the full schedule visit the event’s website.


Parking is complimentary and available at the main entrance. A limited number of handicap spaces will also be available. The venue is primarily concrete and easy access for wheelchairs and scooters.

The National WWII Museum

Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the award-winning National WWII Museum tells the story of the American Experience of the war that changed the world with purpose to help all generations understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.

The Commemorative Air Force

Dedicated to honoring American military aviation, the Commemorative Air Force is the “largest flying museum in the world”, with a fleet of over 160 planes distributed throughout the country.

For more details and information on the WWII Airpower Expo, visit the event’s website at

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