WWII bomber plane to fly over Winston-Salem this weekend
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A B-17 Flying Fortress will be conducting tours and flights at Smith Reynolds Airport through Sunday, according to The Winston-Salem Journal.
The plane, called Texas Raiders, is one of just 11 B-17s currently flying in the world today, organizers of the event said. The airplane, owned by the Commemorative Air Force, was restored at a cost of more than $600,000 over eight years.
In addition to tours, individuals will have the opportunity to ride in the plane. Flights in the “waist” of the plane cost $475, but the better seats in the nose are more expensive: $750 to ride in the bombardier’s seat, and $700 to ride in the navigator’s seat. Both of those seats are in the glass nose of the airplane out in front of the pilot.
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