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World War II Planes Arrive In Alpena

World War II Planes touched down at the Alpena County Regional Airport on Thursday.

Fifi the B–29 Superfortress, Diamond LIL the B–24 Liberator, T–6 Texan, and the Boeing Stearman. Each plane was crucial for the war effort of World War II. Tours begin tomorrow August 5 at 9 a.m. with cockpit tours and rides available until 5 p.m.

Pilot Jon Hullsiek

All tickets are purchased on site the day of the event ramp access costs $20 for adults, $10 for children 11–17, and 10 and under are free.

The second plane to come in was the T-6 Texan flown by volunteer pilot Jon Hullsiek. “Our whole purpose is to honor, inspire and educate and share these amazing aircraft with the public,”  he said. “So we come out and for example here in Alpena if you come out to the airport we’ll be here Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. From 9 to 5 you can come check out the airplanes, tour the inside of them, and maybe even go for a ride.”