A restored World War II Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, named the Liberty Belle, will be at Col. James Jabara Airport at 3512 N. Webb Road on May 29 and 30.
The plane is one of 14 B-17s still flying today. The majority of the B-17s in WWII were operated by the 8th Airforce in Europe and were in countless missions from bases deep into enemy territory.
Of the 12,732 B-17s produced, 4,735 were lost in combat. The “Liberty Belle” was built toward the end of the war and didn’t see combat.
The Liberty Foundation is offering flights in the B-17. Cost is $395 for Liberty Foundation members and $430 for nonmembers.