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World War II-Era Plane on Display
World War II-Era Plane on Display

A piece of history is on display the North Las Vegas Airport.

A World War II-era B-17 bomber will be at the airport until Thursday. The plane, known as the Flying Fortress, was built with the intention to fly during the war, but it was finished right as the war ended and never saw combat. The plane was bought by aircraft enthusiasts and is now on a nationwide tour.

β€œI tell you I have been doing this since 1995, and I have not seen a person yet get off this plane without a smile from ear-to-ear,” program manager George Daubner said. β€œIt is just a fabulous experience.”

Tours of the plane are $5 for individuals and $15 for families. Veterans and children under 8 are free. People can actually take a 25-minute flight in the plane for $465. People who are members of the Experimental Airplane Association can take a ride for $425. The plane leaves for Salt Lake City Thursday.

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