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Visitors flock to New Orleans air show

7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago November 05, 2016 Nov 5, 2016 Saturday, November 05 2016 November 05, 2016 2:43 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

NEW ORLEANS - Visitors looking to see and learn more about World War II-era planes are flocking to the WWII AirPower Expo.

The three-day event kicked off Friday and lasts through Sunday.

The event is sponsored by the National WWII Museum, the Commemorative Air Force and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation.

Visitors can see and - in some cases - walk through historic planes such as the B-29 Superfortress FIFI or the P-51D Mustang Gunfighter.

This year to commemorate the upcoming 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the air show also features three Japanese replica aircraft from the CAF Tora Squadron.

Visitors can also meet veterans, watch performances by the museum's 1940s-style singing trio and test themselves on a WWII-themed Boot Camp obstacle course.

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