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A rare piece of aviation history flies into Kingman for the weekend. The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 765 is hosting the visit of the B-15 “Flying Fortress” World War II bomber that will stage at the Kingman Airport February 17, 18 and 19.

“This particular aircraft was manufactured in 1945 and it was scheduled to go and fight the war in Europe,” said chapter member David Amspoker. “Hitler decided to end his life before this bomber got over there, so it never actually saw action.”

Amspoker said more than 12,000 B-17 bombers were made for World War II. He said the aircraft that will be available for tours and flight rides is only one of four that remain airworthy. “The last time there was a B-17 in Kingman was in the early 90’s,” Amspoker said.

Individuals can tour the B-15 for $10, or $20 per family of four. Cost of a flight aboard the aircaft will cost between $435-$475.

Anyone interested in the flight opportunity should book in advance (1-800-359-6217)

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