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World War II Bomber and Fighter Rides June 22-24

Date: 
06/14/2012

 

 

B-17, B-24 bombers and P-51 fighter at Museum for tours and flights

 

 

SEATTLE, June 14, 2012--Two historic World War II bombers and a rare, two-seat P-51 fighter aircraft will be at The Museum of Flight from June 22-24 for ground tours and flights open to the public. The aircraft are on the national "Wings of Freedom Tour" sponsored by the non-profit Collings Foundation. The Consolidated B-24J and dual control, two-seat P-51C Mustang are the sole remaining examples of their type flying in the world. The general public will have the opportunity to visit, explore and learn more about these unique and rare treasures of aviation history.

The aircraft are scheduled to arrive Friday, June 22 at 1:30 p.m. and will be stationed at the Museum's ramp on Boeing Field. Tours and rides are available 3-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Individuals can purchase flights on the B-17, B-24 and P-51. For information on flight reservations and costs, call 800-568-8924 or visit www.collingsfoundation.org . 

"The Museum of Flight is one of our favorite spots," says Collings Foundation Director of Marketing Hunter Chaney, "it's like coming home. There is a particularly strong reception by the veterans in the region. So we look forward to making new friends and revisiting our old relationships in Seattle."

 

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The non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest independent air and space museums in the world. The Museum's collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the William E. Boeing Red Barn® -- the original manufacturing facility of the Boeing Co. The Airpark includes outdoor displays with the first jet Air Force One, a Concorde airliner, and the first Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The Museum aeronautical library and archival holdings are the largest on the West Coast. The Education Office offers weekend family programs, programs for students and educators, and overnight camps for children. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site.

 

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is id="mce_marker"7 for adults, id="mce_marker"4 for seniors 65 and older, id="mce_marker"3 for active military, $9 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit museumofflight.org.

Mike Bush 

Director of Marketing
and Public Relations
253.307.3225

Ted Huetter
Public Relations
and Promotions Manager
206.437.7584