Wings of Freedom Tour 2019: Valparaiso, IN

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Wings of Freedom Tour 2019: Valparaiso, IN

Post by warbirdguy » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:45 pm

Who: The Collings Foundation, a 501c3 Non-Profit Educational Foundation based in Stow, MA.

What: The Wings of Freedom Tour featuring the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, North American B-25 Mitchell, North American P-51 Mustang, and Curtiss P-40 Warhawk five of America’s most famous WWII aircraft.

When: August 1-4. 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM August 1; 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM August 2; 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM August 3; and 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM August 4

Where: Porter County Regional Airport, 4207 Murvihill Road, Valparaiso, IN.

Why: To honor the veterans of WWII, to educate the nation about the history and impact WWII had on our country, and to assure that the memory of those who gave their life for their country will never be forgotten.

How: All five aircraft are available for walkthrough tours for $15 for Adults and $5 for Children 12 and under. WWII Veterans are admitted for free. Flights are available aboard the aircraft for a tax-deductible donation. B-17 and B-24 flights are $450 per person. Flights on the B-25 are $400. Bomber rides are 30 minutes in duration. "Stick time" aboard the P-51 is $2400 for 30-minutes and $3400 for 1-hour. "Stick time" aboard the P-40 is $2200 for 30-minutes and $3200 for 1-hour Pilot’s license not required. For more information or to schedule a ride call 800-568-8924 or visit our website.

Other activities will include Food & Beverages from EAA Chapter 104, WWII Re-enactors, and an Honor Flight Chicago display, and more.
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