- Associated Press - Friday, September 19, 2014

SANFORD, N.C. (AP) - The B-17 bomber that appeared in the film “Memphis Belle” will be in Sanford for free ground tours and paid flights.

The Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress will be at the Raleigh Executive Jetport on Friday and Saturday. Free ground tours will be available from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

The plane built near the end of World War II never was in combat. It was depicted in the 1990 film as the first B-17 to complete 25 combat missions.

The stop in Sanford is part of a national tour organized by The Liberty Foundation, a nonprofit flying museum that operates the aircraft.

The cost to fly in the plane is $450 or $410 for foundation members. Those flights are available beginning at 10 a.m. both days.




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