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‘Yankee Lady’ to visit Huntington June 21-23
Monday, June 10, 2013 8:34 AM
"Yankee Lady," the Yankee Air Museum's (YAM) meticulously restored World War II B-17, will be on display at the Huntington Municipal Airport, June 21 to 23.
The Willow Run, Ypsilanti, MI, based, four-engine heavy bomber will take part in Huntington Heritage Days opening on June 19.
The last time the aircraft, a Boeing B-17, visited the airport was in 2009.
More than 12,700 of these stout aircraft were built between 1936 and 1945. More than 5,000 were shot down over Europe during daylight strategic bombing raids in the historic air war. The aircraft is one of only nine B-17 Flying Fortresses still flying.
Additionally, "Yankee Lady," will be available for Flight Experience (FLEX) Rides for a suggested donation of $450 per person. FLEX Rides are available for purchase now and will occur throughout the weekend.
While flight plans vary, pilots often take special requests on routes. The experience lasts about 45 minutes, from engine start to engine shut down, with actual airtime of approximately 30 minutes.
Certain age restrictions apply and flights are limited.
For more information, to order a ride or to obtain a gift certificate, contact the YAM at 734 483-4030, ext. 236 or visit www.yankeeairmuseum.org.
Donations are tax deductible and will directly support the B-17.