A restored B-17 bomber landed Monday in Kansas City and will offer flights next weekend for $450.
The “Memphis Belle” is at Wheeler Downtown Airport and will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The plane is leased by the nonprofit Liberty Foundation and is one of only 13 B-17s that still fly. Flights last about 30 minutes. There are nine seats available on each flight. Call 918-340-0243 to book a flight.
The B-17, also known as the “Flying Fortress,” was a workhorse of World War II and also saw combat in Korea and Vietnam. The plane in Kansas City, while built in 1945, is not the original “Memphis Belle.” It appeared in the 1990 movie of the same name.