Take a flight in history

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by Jason Walsh

The Memphis Belle is coming to Chesapeake and you have a chance to take a flight in history.

Posted on August 21, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 21 at 10:20 AM

CHESAPEAKE - This weekend you have a chance to hit the clouds in a World War II flying museum. The Memphis Belle will be out at the Chesapeake Regional Airport on Saturday and Sunday and aviation enthusiasts have the opportunity to take a look at the restored B-17 Bomber, and for a price, take a ride in history.

This is all part of the Liberty Foundation's 2012 Salute to Veterans Tour which is making a stop in Chesapeake to help educate about military aviation history. The original Memphis Belle is currently being restored at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, while this touring restoration is the one that was used in the 1990 "Memphis Belle" film that featured Matthew Modine and Harry Connick Jr.

The price for the flight is $450 for a half hour, which goes to the Liberty Foundation's mission of keeping these national treasures in the sky. However you can still come out and see the Belle and learn about the history of the brave men who flew aboard the "Flying Fortresses." Also on hand at the airport is the rare Curtiss P-40E Warhawk Fighter.

For more information go to the Liberty Foundation.

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