SLIDESHOW: KHQ Takes Flight On B-17 Flying Fortress - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

SLIDESHOW: KHQ Takes Flight On B-17 Flying Fortress

Posted: Updated:
PHOTO: Reed Schmitt PHOTO: Reed Schmitt

KHQ.COM - The Liberty Foundation's 2013 Salute to Veterans tour has hit Spokane, and Monday afternoon KHQ's Reed Schmitt took a test flight on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.

The B-17 "Memphis Belle" is one of only thirteen B-17 bombers still flying to today. The particular plane that Reed flew on was built towards the end of the war and never saw any combat, but it is painted in the colors and nose art of the original historic "Memphis Belle" that flew countless missions during WWII. 

The plane in this tour was actually in the movie "Memphis Belle," and you have the opportunity to take a flight on May 11th and 12th. The B-17 flight experience takes about 45 minutes with about 30 of those minutes in flight. Flights are $410 for Liberty Foundation members and $450 for non-members. That may sound expensive, but to fly the plane costs $4500 per flight hour and The Liberty Foundation spends over $1.5 Million annually to keep the B-17 airworthy. 

Ground tours will also be available in the afternoons of the 11th and 12th at Felts Field.

If you'd like to know more you can contact The Liberty Foundation at 918-340-0243, or visit their website by clicking HERE.

  • SLIDESHOW: Washington's most dangerous cities

    SLIDESHOW: Washington's most dangerous cities

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-09-17 08:00:12 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Tuesday, we posted the list of Washington's 50 safest cities, according to www.safewise.comMore >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Tuesday, we posted the list of Washington's 50 safest cities, according to www.safewise.com. After viewing the list, many of you wondered about the most dangerous cities in Washington. It sparked our curiosity as well, so we went looking for the answers. We found a list of the 39 most dangerous cities in Washington.More >>
  • PHOTOS: 2014 Spokane Interstate Fair

    PHOTOS: 2014 Spokane Interstate Fair

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-09-16 23:47:58 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Every September, for about a week and a half, Spokane signals the end of summer with carnival rides, livestock and nostalgic musical act at the Spokane Interstate Fair. More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Every September, for about a week and a half, Spokane signals the end of summer with carnival rides, livestock and nostalgic musical act at the Spokane Interstate Fair. This year's fair has come and gone, but KHQ's Reed Schmitt managed to capture some pretty incredible photos we wanted to share with you!More >>
  • SLIDESHOW: Washington's 50 safest cities

    SLIDESHOW: Washington's 50 safest cities

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:32:13 GMT
    KHQ.COM - There are hundreds of cities in the Evergreen State, but which ones are the safest? More >>
    KHQ.COM - There are hundreds of cities in the Evergreen State, but which ones are the safest? Earlier this year, www.safewise.com released the results of independent research, coupled with the 2012 FBI Crime Report to rank the fifty safest cities in Washington with a population of 5,000 or more.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.