Enjoy the sights and sounds of America's great B-17, B-24, B-25 bombers and TP-51C fighter as the Collings Foundation is based at the Museum for rides and ground tours June 22-24. Ground tours and flights will be available in the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24J Liberator and B-25 Mitchell bombers, and a dual-control TF-51D Mustang fighter aircraft. The planes are on the national "Wings of Freedom Tour" sponsored by the non-profit Collings Foundation.
The Collings' two-seat TF-51D is only one the few Mustangs with flight controls for the passenger, and the Foundation’s B-24J is the only one of its kind still flying. The Boeing B-17 is one of only about a 15 still flying. 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 22, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, and June 23 & 24 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Flights are available on each airplane.
For information on flight reservations and costs, call the Collings Foundation at 978-562-9182 or see http://www.collingsfoundation.org/event/seattle-wa/