Military
8:05 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Your Chance To Fly In A World War II Bomber

A restored World War II bomber will offer flights over Wichita next month to give passengers a sense of what veterans saw in combat more than 60 years ago.

The B-17 Flying Fortress should draw attention with a scheduled flight over Wichita Monday.

The bomber is named for the famed Memphis Belle. It was never used in combat but is painted in that plane's colors and was used in the 1990 feature film "Memphis Belle."

The plane is owned by the nonprofit Liberty Foundation, which says the aircraft is one of 13 B-17's still flying. The foundation says it spends more than $1.5 million annually to keep the plane airworthy and on tour.

Flights and tours for the public begin on June 1.