GRAND JUNCTIN, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- On Monday morning, one of 11 remaining flyable World War II B-17 bombers flew into the Grand Junction Airport, and it will be viewable to the public for tours and even rides until this Sunday.
On Monday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, tours will run from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, tours will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tours are $10 a person or $20 for a family of four.
If you are looking to ride in the B-17, rides will be offered Friday through Sunday, and it costs $425 for a compartment seat, and $850 for a bombardier/navigator seat.
"There are only 10-11 flyable in the world. This is the best one, it has all 13 machine guns, turrets, and is the only remaining battle-ready (B-17) plane in the world," says Jim Dennison, co-pilot of the B-17 "Sentimental Journey."