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B17 visits ACES at the airport

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Courtesy: Bob Grimm Courtesy: Bob Grimm
Courtesy: Bob Grimm Courtesy: Bob Grimm

ACES, Aviation Consultant Expert Solutions, at the airport in Sioux City had a special "guest" on Thursday.

The "Sentimental Journey", a B-17-G "Flying Fortress" that served at the tail end of World War II is in town for people to tour and fly.

But on Thursday, the aircraft couldn't fly because of inclement weather and it was due for routine maintenance.

So the aircrew asked ACES if they could perform a checkup for the B17.

The crew at ACES donated time, equipment, and personnel to the effort in order that the aircraft could return to service faster.

Also, they say that the hanger where ACES operates out of was originally designed and built as a B17 facility.

It is on of the last original former military hanger left on the field from the WWII era.

The B17 is back in service Friday and tours of the "Sentimental Journey" cost $10 person.

Families can tour the plane for $40.

Tours take place from 9 until 6 every day this week at the MidAmerica Museum of Aviation and Transportation near the Sioux Gateway Airport.

If you'd like to fly in the "Sentimental Journey", call the museum 712-252-5300.

Flights cost $425 per person and are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday only.

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