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Air Power History Tour

Iconic World War Two aircraft is in Johnstown right now for the Air Power History Tour.

Dozens of visitors are coming to the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport for the event.

Video journalist Nick Kasisky brings us the sights and sounds.

“It’s not very often you get to see airplanes like this anymore.”

“The beauty of the Air Power History Tour is that we bring history straight to you to the public”

“All around the country. So, instead of having to travel to go to a museum, we bring the museum to your hometown.”

“But people that come and go for a ride with us, they come for a reason. They normally have some kind of special connection.”

“We preserve these aircraft to honor the men and women who built, maintained and flew these aircraft.”

“It’s amazing what these guys do with these planes.”

“It’s an opportunity to really experience a little bit of what World War Two was like. The sights, the sounds, what it feels like.”

“It’s wonderful and it’s worth every bit of it, but it’s a huge responsibility, and sometimes a little nerve-wracking sometimes.”

“When those engines start up, you see that smoke. You feel that rumble. You feel the Earth rumble. You hear the noise of those engines. You smell the oil. You really get that sense and feel a little bit of what it was like for those young men who were fighting all over the world for us in World War Two.”

“A lot of our passengers are very emotional about what they’re getting to do to honor their family member.”

“We educate the public on the sacrifices that they made for us to enjoy the freedoms that we have today in our country.”

“We’ve never had anyone get off the airplanes unhappy.

“Anyone that I’ve ever seen that’s flown with us talks about how wonderful it is, how it was worth their time and effort to do it, and it’s just absolutely wonderful.”

“I tell you what, if you like history you better get out here, because these aren’t going to be around very much longer.”

The Commemorative Air Force will be open to the public again tomorrow, from 9 to 5.

Access to the ramp where the warbirds are parked is $20-dollars for adults and $10-dollars for kids ages 11 to 17.

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