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Posted: February 28, 2013 9:29 p.m.

Historic B-17 flights available this weekend

The B-17 is one of the most iconic airplanes in U.S. military history, flying throughout every theater in World War II and continuing service until Vietnam.

This week, it will deliver something a little more positive to the Atlanta area, bringing thrills to aviation buffs, historians and the young at heart with flyovers and chances to strap into the Flying Fortress and leave the ground.

The Memphis Belle, one of the most famous B-17’s of World War II for bringing its crew back safely from every mission, and being the first bomber of its type to compete its tour of duty has been reconstructed after the popular movie of the same name comes to Peachtree DeKalb airport as part of the Liberty Foundation’s historic flights.

The Memphis Belle will be available for public flights on March 2-3 at the DeKalb County airport for a cost of $450 and $400 for members of the Liberty Foundation.

Photos and video from a flight on the Memphis Belle will be available later Friday on CovNews.com.

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