Historic World War II bomber returns to Amarillo

Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Commemorative Air Force B-17 Texas Raiders Flying Fortress returned to Amarillo this week.

The historic World War II bomber is on display at the Texas Air and Space Museum for all to enjoy.

Pilot Len Root said the plane helps them keep history alive.

"Our mission is education and honoring those veterans who flew," said Root. "If you can just get a few people to think about what our greatest generation went through to protect our freedom and our democracy, I think it's important."

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If you would like to see the plane, your last chance is on Sunday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the museum, located at 10001 American Boulevard at the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for those under the age of 12 or $20 for a family of five.

If you're interested in taking a ride in the aircraft, it costs $475.

A WWII-era CAF Beechcraft C-45 accompanied the B-17, with tours and rides also available.

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