A World War-II era B-17 plane has made a stop at the Manassas Regional Airport for the weekend.
The B-17 Flying Fortress, which was sold in 1947 and was used for many uses in commercial service, is now operated by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in Wisconsin.
Run and maintained by volunteers, the plane travels the country for about 10 months out of the year, according to Crew Chief Tim Bourgogne.
“Like all of those airplanes that came out of the factories at the end of the war, they weren’t needed anymore – many of them. So a lot of them were put into salvage yards or scrap yards and sold off,” said Bourgogne.
Residents can pay to take part in one of the weekend flights in the B-17. Online booking is closed, but interested individuals can check on-site for availability or contact the crew at 920-371-2244.
The cost for EAA members is $435 and non-members is $475.
Our Communications Specialist Erin Flynn had an opportunity to fly in the B-17 over the City of Manassas and film the flight.
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