World War II replica 'Memphis Belle' to visit Rocky Mountain Airport for public flights, tours

Reservation required for flight

BROOMFIELD, Colo. - Hollywood's Memphis Belle, a replica of the World War II B-17 bomber, is due to arrive at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport next weekend for public flights and tours.

The replica was used in the 1990 film "Memphis Belle."

The B-17, nicknamed the "Flying Fortress," was the workhorse heavy bomber used against the Axis powers. It featured several heavy-caliber machine guns and could strike deep within enemy territory.

The Hollywood Memphis Belle will fly between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Broomfield airport on Saturday and Sunday with ground tours to follow. Public flights are being offered for $450, and a reservation is required.