Liberty Belle in Las Vegas

September 19th, 2008

The Liberty Belle B-17 bomber is at the North Las Vegas Airport this weekend:

There’s no need for a time machine this weekend – just make your way to the North Las Vegas Airport and you’ll set yourself back about 60 years.

The B-17 Bomber, named “Liberty Bell,” is visiting Las Vegas for the weekend and giving valley residents a unique opportunity to physically touch and see an airplane once used for combat during World War II.

There were originally 12,000 of these airplanes, but now only 14 remain.

Tour flights will be held this weekend – however, they will cost you $438 for a 30-minute flight.

The flights are pricey, so the crew does allow spectators to walk inside the grounded airplane before the first and after the last flight of the day for free of charge.

Saw her sitting on the runway this morning as we drove out towards Nellis to load up the arcade cabinets. Beautiful airplane, hopefully I’ll have time to go by before they fly out.


One Response to “Liberty Belle in Las Vegas”

  1. Chris on September 19, 2008 11:51 pm

    From Channel 13, looks like public flights are from 10am-5pm on Sunday:

    http://www.ktnv.com/Global/story.asp?S=9030805

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