Local residents will have an opportunity to tour and fly aboard one of World War II's most vital aircraft Oct. 26-28 at the Pitt-Greenville Airport.

   The Experimental Aircraft Association's restored B-17G Flying Fortress, "Aluminum Overcast," will be at the local airport for ground tours and flight experiences.

   "The B-17 is living history that holds a remarkable connection to the past and is the most iconic image of World War II," the EAA website notes. "Today, it serves as a tribute to those known as the greatest generation: the bold men and women who built and served on the heavy bombers in the 1940s."

   Tickets for ground tours are $10 for individuals, $20 for families, and free for veterans and active military personnel.

   Flight cost is $475 per person, which includes a one-year membership to EAA. (A discount is offered when you purchase tickets in advance.)

   To obtain advance tickets, visit B17.org or call 800-359-6217.

   The Experimental Aircraft Association, EAA, is a nonprofit organization focused on sharing the spirit of aviation.

(Photo from EAA website)

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