Museum of Flight Hosts Flights in World War II Bombers and Fighter Aircraft

Collings Foundation World War II B-17, B-24, B-25 and P-51
“Wings of Freedom Tour”

SEATTLE – he steady rumble of World War II bomber flight operations will resonate at The Museum of Flight June 26-28, while a group of four historic aircraft is based there for public rides and tours. Ground tours and flights will be available in the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator and B-25 Mitchell bombers, and a dual-control P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft.

North American B-25 Photos Collings Foundation.

North American B-25 Photos Collings Foundation.

The planes are on the national “Wings of Freedom Tour” sponsored by the non-profit Collings Foundation. This is the only weekend this year scheduled for bomber rides at the Museum.

The Collings’ two-seat TP-51C is one a the few Mustangs with flight controls for the passenger, and the Foundation’s B-24J is the only one of its kind still flying. There are about a dozen airworthy B-17s, and with the Museum’s B-17 on display nearby, the Museum of Flight is about the only place to see two of these Flying Fortresses in the same glance. 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.htm

For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org

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