Ritch Fusakio helps “turn over” the engine on a B-17 aircraft at the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport on March 2. This plane, used by the Liberty Foundation, a nonprofit group based in Oklahoma, served in World War II. It now employs a crew of three and flies passengers on tours.
Captain Dave Lyon, left in cockpit, and co-pilot Cullen Underwood prepare to take off in a B-17 aircraft at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport on March 2. A nonprofit from Oklahoma hosted the event.
The plane, named “ Liberty Belle,” was used during the movie “Memphis Belle.”
A crowd watches and anxiously awaits their turn to take a tour.
Volunteer Ritch Fusakio, left, with pilot Dave Lyon, “turn over” the plane’s engines before they start.