Yankee Lady (B17) engine startup
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The B-17 “Yankee Lady” Takes The Skies
The Yankee Lady (B-17) was seen starting its engines at the Rock Hill-York County Airport in Rock Hill. Spectators gather to see the magnificent aircraft before taking off.
During this event, guests had a chance to ride this WWII-era plane two weeks ago for $525 per head. It gives them the rare chance to experience flying in the air as WWII pilots did. Once airborne, one can move in the plan nose, deck, bomb bay, radio room, and even the waist gunnery sections.
The B-17 Flying Fortress is a heavy four-engine bomber that flew daylight missions over Europe during World War II. As of this writing, there are only 11 left in the world who can fly the skies. The Yankee Air Museum owns this legendary bomber.