The Commemorative Airforce Gulf Coast Wing is in town and people were lined up Saturday morning as they kick-started their 3 days stay in Evansville.
Executive Director Nancy Kwiecien was happy with the turnout on Saturday's event.
"The public who meets us loves our aircraft, they are astonished, amazed," said Kwiecien.
Hosted at the Evansville Wartime Museum, the public was welcomed to come out for a day of learning about World War aircraft such as the B-17.
Aside from just looking at the aircraft, CAF offered those in attendance the chance to take a deeper look inside.
"We hear comments like, my goodness I had no idea it was actually so small inside. To fly inside the B-17 Flying Fortress and aircraft with 104 ft. wingspan," said Kwiecien.
People were also given the chance to purchase a ticket to ride in the aircraft. With it being a piece of history, the ride was a once-in-a-lifetime chance for many.
"They are priceless artifacts of American History, we work hard to take care of them and it is tremendously gratifying to get to be out amongst the public," said Kwiecien.
Aside from the public enthusiasm about the aircraft, CAF's overall goal is to commemorate veterans.
With Sunday being their last day in Evansville, they welcome the community to take part in the historical experience.