Wings over Waukesha

Rachael Glaszcz

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Wings over Waukesha

CREATED Aug. 23, 2013

Wings Over Waukesha takes place Saturday and Sunday, August 24 and 25, 2013.

The weekend will feature nationally-renowned aerobatic acts, wing walkers, sky divers and contemporary and vintage aircraft.

People can pay to fly in a helicopter or an airplane including a World War II B-17 bomber and a Ford Tri-motor.

Jessie Garcia got a preview flight in the B-17. She said as soon as the plane went airborne it was very noisy.

The B-17 she flew in was not involved in combat. It was sitting in a storage facility when the war ended.

Harvin Abrahamson is a World War II Veteran who was onboard the flight. He talked about the vivid memories the flight brought back.

"We wore heated suits. These planes were not pressurized and it gets to 50-60 degrees below zero up at 30,000 feet," Abrahamson said.

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