Aug. 15, 2009

History Comes to Bellingham in the form of a B-17 Flying Fortress

A fully restored version of the B-17 Flying Fortress,  will be at the Bellingham International Airport from noon Friday, Aug. 14, to noon Monday, Aug. 17.

Public tours and flights in the Sentimental Journey, a B-17  will be hosted by the The Heritage Flight Museum, located at the airport,

b171The Flying Fortress,restored by the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force is well known for its bombing raids over Germany in World War II,.

Admission is free, a $5 donation to tour the plane is requested. Flights on the B-17 are available Saturday and Sunday for $425 per person,

Sentimental Journey stops in an average of 60 cities per year and is one of roughly 50 remaining B-17s in existence. It was built in November 1944.

The museum will be open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 9 a.m. to noon Monday.

All of the museum's collection of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War era aircraft, as well as other memorabilia will also be on display.

Image by by Paul L. Nettles via flickr.com

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