MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - One of the best-known planes from World War II is scheduled to visit Montgomery in October, giving area residents the chance to fly in it.
The restored B-17 bomber, known as the "Flying Fortress," will be at Dannelly Field and available for tours and flights from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2.
The Montgomery Advertiser reports (http://on.mgmadv.com/1sWGReO) that the plane is one of few remaining B-17s in the world that is still airworthy.
Stan Tew, president of the Montgomery chapter of the nonprofit Experimental Aircraft Association, said flights will cost $449. Ground tours of the aircraft will be $10.
Tew said some of the money will go toward the local EAA chapter, but the vast majority will go toward the maintenance and operation of the aircraft, which is extremely expensive.
Information from: Montgomery Advertiser, http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com
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