Wings of Freedom tour coming to airport

The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour is coming to the Chesterfield County Airport, Oct. 21-24, as part of its nationwide tour. This is a rare opportunity to visit and explore three World War II aircraft: the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine,” the Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft,” and a P-51 Mustang. The B-17 is one of only 10 in flying condition in the United States, and this particular B-24 and the P-51 are the sole remaining examples of their type flying the world. Visitors are invited to explore the planes inside and out. Adult tickets are $12, and children under 12 are $6. World War II veterans can tour the aircraft at no cost.           

The Wings of Freedom tour will arrive at the Chesterfield County Airport between 1-2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21.     Tours of the aircraft will be available Oct. 21 from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Monday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-noon. Opportunities are available to fly on the aircraft. For information about reserving a flight time, call 800-568-8924.

The Collings Foundation is a nonprofit educational foundation devoted to organizing living-history events. The national Wings of Freedom tour is in its 22nd year and visits an average of 110 cities in 35 states annually. For more information, visit collingsfoundation.org.

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