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(10:32 AM) Historic Warplanes To Visit Jamestown Airport Saturday, Sunday

Chautauqua County’s Jamestown Airport will host a pair of planes from the National Warplane Museum, based in Geneseo, N.Y., Saturday and Sunday.

The museum is sending a World War II-era B-17 Flying Fortress bomber and T-6 Texan to the Jamestown airport for static display, tours and excursion flights.

The public is invited to tour the aircraft on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jamestown Airport, 3163 Airport Dr., Jamestown. Tours of the aircraft are $7 for adults. First responders and veterans are welcome to tour the aircraft for free and family rates are available. The National Warplane Museum is a not for profit organization and all tour proceeds are used to operate and maintain the historic planes.

For a fee, visitors will also have the opportunity to “take a flight into history” aboard the Texan or the B-17 Flying Fortress, the exact aircraft used in filming the movie “Memphis Belle.”

Visitors wishing to pre-purchase tickets for an excursion flight aboard the venerable bomber can do so at the National Warplane Museum’s website at fareharbor.com/nationalwarplanemuseum/items/164264/ .

A complete description of the aircraft and its unique history can be found on the National Warplane Museum’s website at nationalwarplanemuseum.com.