Museum of Flight Host World War II Bomber and Fighter Aircraft Rides

The Museum’s ramp will rumble with the “Wings of Freedom Tour” B-17, B-24, B-25 and P-51 warbirds, Media flight June 22 at 1 p.m.

SEATTLE – The steady rumble of World War II airplanes will resonate at The Museum of Flight June 22-24, while a group of four rare and historic aircraft is based here for public rides and tours. Ground tours and flights will be available in three different bombers: the four-engine B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24J Liberator, and the twin-engine B-25 Mitchell. Hands-on flights are offered in a dual-control TP-51D Mustang fighter aircraft. The planes are on the national “Wings of Freedom Tour” sponsored by the non-profit Collings Foundation, and even casual visitors to the Museum will be able to experience sights and sounds connecting them to aviation of 70 years ago.

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 to 5 p.m., and June 23-24 from 9 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

For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit