Hear that loud rumble over the neighborhood today? It’s a restored B-17 that’s in town for the weekend, offering the public rides from Boeing field. Their low flight path has taken them over the neighborhood several times so far today.
Our news partners at The Seattle Times have the details:
The Liberty Belle, one of more than 12,000 B-17s produced between 1935 and 1945, was built near the end of the war and never flown in combat, according to a news release from The Museum of Flight. It’ll be on display on the museum’s ramp.
On April 24 and 25, 30-minute flights on the “Flying Fortress” — the B-17s nickname — will be available hourly from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.: The cost is $430 for non-Liberty Foundation members and $390 for members. Flights, which can accommodate seven passengers, are on a first-come, first-served basis. To book a flight, call 918-340-0243. On those same dates, “grand tours” of the plane will be available between 4:30 and 6 p.m.
What a beauty!
Last year, as a father’s day present I got a chance to fly with my 2yr son on one when they were in town. It is *SO* worth it!