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WWII history has landed in Jamestown

Posted at 11:43 AM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 11:43:22-04

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Wings of Freedom has brought five World War Two era planes to Jamestown as part of their yearly tour. A ticket can get anyone access to walk inside the planes, and see exactly how they operated over 60 years ago, with also a chance to fly in the planes.

"It's transformative for everyone that gets out here" Flight Coordinator Demi Bamber said.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for kids to enter and walk around. For those wanting to take a flight, prices range from $400 to $2200 depending on the plane.

The planes include B-17, B-24, B-25, P-51 and P-40. The P-40 Warhawk was actually made in Western New York.

"This was actually manufactured by Curtis in Buffalo during the war" Ron Almeter, Chautauqua County Airport Manager said.

The Wings of Freedom tour will be in Jamestown until Thursday, August 15th. Flights will take place on Wednesday. For anyone interested, visit their website here.