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September 11, 2012

A flight into the past

Flights aboard the Liberty Foundation’s “Memphis Belle” – a restored World War II-era Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress – will be available from the Concord Regional Airport on Saturday and Sunday as part of a national tour.

Flights aboard the Liberty Foundation’s “Memphis Belle” – a restored World War II-era Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress – will be available from the Concord Regional Airport on Saturday and Sunday as part of a national tour.

The plane, which offered flights to the media on Monday, was built toward the end of the war and was not used in combat. It is painted in the colors and nose art of the original “Memphis Belle,” which was the first B-17 to complete 25 missions during the war.

Flights on the restored B-17 last about 30 minutes and cost $410 for Liberty Foundation members and $450 for nonmembers. To schedule a flight, call 918-340-0243. For more information, go to www.libertyfoundation.org.

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