World War II Bomber and Fighter Flights with Collings Foundation B-17, B-24 and P-51
When:Saturday, June 27, 2015 -
Friday, June 27 - Sunday, June 29
Three historic World War II aircraft fly at The Museum of Flight during the last weekend in June. Ground tours and flights will be available in the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator and B-25 Mitchell bombers, and the world's only dual-control P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft. The planes are on the national "Wings of Freedom Tour" sponsored by the non-profit Collings Foundation.
The Collings' two-seat TP-51C is only one a few Mustangs with flight controls for the passenger. The Boeing B-17 is one of only about a dozen still flying, and with the Museum's B-17 on display nearby, the Museum of Flight is the only place to see two of these Flying Fortresses in the same glance. The Collings B-24J is the only one its kind still flying, and just added to the group visiting the Museum, a B-25 Mitchell. Ground tours are free for World War II veterans.
The aircraft will be stationed at the Museum's tarmac on Boeing Field. Tours and rides are available Friday, June 26, from 2 to 5 p.m., and June 27-28 weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flights are available on each airplane. For information on flight reservations and costs, call 978-562-9182 or visit www.collingsfoundation.org/cf_flightexperiences