World War II heavy bomber visiting Lexington for tours, rides


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LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Central Kentuckians have the chance to tour or ride a Boeing B-17G this weekend at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, located at the Blue Grass Airport.

The “Yankee Lady,” also known as a Flying Fortress, is a World War II-era heavy bomber that joined the U.S. Army Air Forces shortly after the victory was declared in Europe. It’s one of three B-17s still operating for public rides.

Beginning Friday, July 16 through Sunday, self-guided ground tours are available and cost $8 for adults aged 15 years old and up, $3 for 6 to 14 years old, and free for 5 years old and below.

The 30-minute Air Adventure rides are available at 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.,, and 12 p.m. Saturday, as well as 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $495 and can be purchased in advance on the Yankee Air Museum’s website.

Tour and ride tickets will also be available on site at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, located at 4029 Airport Road in Lexington.

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