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By Alex Fees

Chesterfield, MO (KSDK) - Tours of a historic Boeing product, the Memphis Belle, a WWII-era B-17 Flying Fortress, will be available Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Spirit Airport in Chesterfield.

Those flights last half an hour and cost $450. Proceeds go the Liberty Foundation, to keep the Memphis Belle in the air.

Pilot John Shuttleworth says it costs $5,500 an hour to operate the Memphis Belle.

"It's a very rare experience," said Shuttleworth. "There's only five B-17s that go around the country today, out of more than 12,780 that were made. There are 12 that are capable of flight, and only five that actually fly."

Shuttleworth said ground tours of the plane will also be available on Sunday for a donation.

For more information,visit the organization's website. To schedule a flight, call 918-340-0423.