WWII, military aircraft buffs can ride in famed ‘Yankee Lady’

Aug 5, 2020 | Entertainment | 0 comments

The Boeing B-17G “Yankee Lady,” will visit Erie-Ottawa International Airport and Liberty Aviation Museum on Saturday Aug. 8 and the veteran crew is offering self-guided tours and Air Adventure rides. The estimated time of arrival is 9:30 a.m. and the B-17G will be stationed at Liberty Aviation Museum, 3515 E. State Rd., Port Clinton.

Yankee Lady is the same type of legendary aircraft, commonly called a Flying Fortress, which helped end World War II by crippling the enemies’ ability to wage war. Yankee Lady joined the United States Army Air Forces on July 16, 1945, shortly after Victory in Europe was declared.

Yankee Lady is one of only 10 airworthy B-17s in existence and none of these ever saw combat.

Self-guided ground tours are $8 for adults 15 and above; $3 for kids aged 6 to 15. All others are free. Air Adventure rides on the B-17 are available at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. An Air Adventure ride is a 30-minute experience and costs $475. To order a B-17 Air Adventure visit www.yankeeairmuseum.org and click on “Fly With Us.” Additional flight times may be added as customer demand warrants.

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