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Historic Planes to Invade Tri-Cities

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PASCO, Wash.- A few one of a kind planes are coming to the Tri-Cities to celebrate Richland's 50th anniversary.

A B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25, P-51 Mustang and the world's only still flying B-24 Liberator will fly into Pasco Monday June 16.

It's part of Richland's "Aviation Week" in commemoration their 50th anniversary.  

The rare, fully restored fleet is part of a nationwide tour the Collings Foundation.  

The B-17 that'll be here is part of the same bomber group as "Day's Pay," another B-17 financed by donations from World War II Hanford workers.  

"Having a flying aircraft is very special.   There's many museums that have bombers on display, but to put them in a condition to fly around the countryside and be on display is something else," said Malin Bergstrom, President of Bergstrom Air who's helping organize the visit. 

If you'd like a look at the planes you can tour them when they're here tours from June 16-18 at Bergstrom Air at the Pasco Airport.  They'll run $12 for adults, $6 for kids under 12.  

They're also offering flights in the B-25 for around $350.

VIsit http://www.collingsfoundation.org/media for more information. 

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