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The Space Needle and downtown Seattle are viewed over the wing of a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" bomber Monday, May 5, 2014, as it flies over Seattle. The recreated model of the "Memphis Belle" World War II airplane will be available for paid rides and donation-based ground tours on May 10-11, 2014 at the Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Space Needle and downtown Seattle are viewed over the wing of a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" bomber Monday, May 5, 2014, as it flies over Seattle. The recreated model of the "Memphis Belle" World War II airplane will be available for paid rides and donation-based ground tours on May 10-11, 2014 at the Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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