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Wings of Freedom Tours at Tri-Cities Airport

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PASCO, Wash. - A number of Veterans got the ride they've been waiting for since World War II.

A B-17 Bomber, B-24 Bomber, and a P-51 Mustang fighter plane flew into the Tri-Cities Airport at Bergstrom Aircraft. All the planes have been restored and fly all over the country. Very few of these aircrafts from World War II are in such good condition.

We talked to two lucky Veterans who flew in from Seattle on the B-17 Bomber, here's their reaction after getting off the plane.

"It was different, I never rode one quite that rough," said Navy Veteran Dutch Rutherford.

"It was fun. I enjoyed it. Nobody was shooting at us or nothing," said Army Air Corp Veteran Bob Whiteside.

These veterans were selected to have a free ride on the aircrafts. For the rest of us, a ride would cost $425.00 a person on the B-17 and B-24.

A ride on the smaller fighter plane P-51, it's $2200.00 for a half hour, and $3,000.00 for an hour.

The Wings of Freedom ground tours run Tuesday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Wednesday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. A $12.00 dollar donation for adults and $6.00 donation for kids 12 and under is requested to explore the aircraft.

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