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Friday, April 26, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Vintage World War ll aircraft land in Yakima

Tribune News Service

A small collection of vintage World War II airplanes has begun landing at the Yakima Air Terminal for a three day visit.

The planes, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, a B-24 Liberator, a B-25 Mitchell Bomber and a P-51 Mustang fighter, are part of the Massachusetts-based Collings Foundation, which regularly tours the nation with its aircraft.

The tour is intended as “a flying tribute to the flight crews who flew them, the ground crews who maintained them, the workers who built them, the soldiers, sailors and airmen they helped protect; and the citizens and families that share the freedom that they helped preserve,” according to the foundation.

The plans were be on display at the McCormick Air Center, 3210 W. Washington Ave.

Ground tours and displays started about 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The planes will be available Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to noon Friday. Flights will take place before and after ground tour times.

Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children to tour the aircraft inside and out. Thirty minute flights range from $400 to $3,200.

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