Vintage warplanes land in Coos County

Vintage warplanes land in Coos County

NORTH BEND, Ore. -- The P-51 Mustang, the B-17 Flying Fortress and the B-24 Liberator are all here, and aside from these vintage war planes, there is excitement in the air.

Jeff Eberwein is an aviation history teacher, and he says there is no better way to learn. "We're going to live aviation history, instead of just read about it in books or look at it on the screen," he said. "It's going to be fun."

Fun and rare.

Sam Carlino's father flew the same B-24 during World War II. "This is actually the last B-24 left still flying that's original," Carlino said. "It was really neat to be able to fly on the same type of aircraft he was on during the war."

It's an opportunity to experience history in action.

"To see these motors turning, and hear the magnificent power behind these aircrafts is something everyone should come out and experience,” Eberwein said.

The planes will be here from until Wednesday, and will be open for public tours until 5:00 pm.