AirPower History Tour to feature WWII planes

2013-02-23T00:00:00Z AirPower History Tour to feature WWII planesArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 23, 2013 12:00 am  • 

World War II airplanes, including a Boeing B-29 Superfortress, are flying into town Monday as part of the Commemorative Air Force's AirPower History Tour.

The CAF collects, restores, and displays historic airplanes.

The Tucson International Airport is the second tour stop for the five warbirds.

Along with the B-29, a B-17 Flying Fortress, C-45 Expeditor, T-6 Texan, and a PT-17 Stearman will be on display at the Executive Terminal at 7081 S. Plumer Drive through Wednesday.

The planes will arrive at noon and can be viewed from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Admission to see the planes and tour the cockpits are $10 per person and $20 for families. Children 10 and younger are free.

People can also take rides in each of the five airplanes. The cost of the rides ranges between $65 and $1,595 per person, and rides last about 30 minutes.

For information visit: www.AirPowerTour.org

Veronica M. Cruz

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