Monday, June 16, 2014

No. 282 Wings of Freedom Tour Comes to Skagit County Airport

Collings Foundation "Wings of Freedom Tour" comes to the Skagit Regional Airport
Skagit Regional Airport
Main Ramp behind the Main Terminal
15400 Airport Drive
Burlington, WA

The Collings Foundation  returns to Skagit Regional Airport this week with it's "Wings of Freedom Tour 2014" from Monday June 16th through Thursday June 18th. Every year the Collings Foundation brings it's vintage WWII aircraft on a nationwide tour to honor war veterans and educate visitors on the sacrifices and history of military aircrews.
The tour features 3 fully flight worthy restored aircraft including a 1944 Consolidated B-24J Liverator names "Witchcraft", which flew 130 sorties over Europe; a B-17G Flying Fortress named
"Nine-O-Nine"; and a P-51C Mustang fighter escort named "Betty Jane."
The planes will be on static display behind the main terminal Monday through Wednesday.
Tours of the B17 & B-24 cost $12 for adults and $6 for children under 6 years.
Tour hours are Monday 12pm -5pm, Tuesday 9am-5pm, Wednesday 9am to 12pm.  
30 minute flights experiences are offered at $450 per person on the B-17 or B-24 (minimum 6 passengers/max 10)
For information and reservations to take a flight experience call the Collings Foundation
at 1-800-568-8924

Collings Foundation B-17G " Nine-0-Nine" Heavy Bomber
B-17G "Nine-0-Nine"
Collings Foundation B-24J "Witchcraft"
B-24J Liberator "Witchcraft"
Collings Foundation B-17G "Nine-0-Nine"
B-17 Cockpit
B34 bomber cockpit
B-24 Cockpit 
Looking towards the flight deck of B-24J
B-24 Bomber
Collings Foundation B-17G " Nine-0-Nine" Heavy Bomber
B-17 navigator and bombardier's position - in the nose of the plane.
B-24J bomb Bay
Bomb Bay 


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