Vintage WWII Planes To Take Flight In Jamestown This Weekend

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ELLICOTT – A “Flying Fortress” WW II era B-17 bomber and BT-13 will be on display at the Jamestown Airport, 3163 Airport Dr., this weekend.

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Chautauqua County officials announced Monday that the National Warplane Museum, based in Geneseo, will host a static display, tours and excursion flights on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23.

The public is invited to tour the aircraft on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tours of the aircraft are $7 for adults. First responders and veterans are welcome to tour the aircraft for free and family rates are available.

Officials said the National Warplane Museum is a non-for-profit. All proceeds are used to operate and maintain these rare, old warbirds.

For a fee, visitors will also have the opportunity to “take a flight into history” aboard the Texan or the B-17 Flying Fortress, the exact aircraft used in filming the movie “Memphis Belle.”

For more information and to pre-purchase tickets for an excursion flight, visit the National Warplane Museum’s website.

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