B-17, B-24 and P-51 in formation [Photo provided]
The Wings of Freedom Tour is headed to the Region. Three of America's most famous World War Two aircraft –the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, and North American P-51 Mustang-- are scheduled to be at the Porter County Regional Airport today thru Wednesday ((July 29 to July 31)). They leave Valparaiso for Kankakee, Illinois, Wednesday afternoon.
The Wings of Freedom Tour of the WWII Vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American P-51 Mustang Announce Unique Display in Valparaiso at Porter County Regional Airport from July 29 to July 31.
Who: The Collings Foundation, a 501c3 Non-Profit Educational Foundation based in Stow, MA. http://www.cfdn.org/
What: The Wings of Freedom Tour featuring the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American P-51 Mustang, three of America’s most famous WWII aircraft.
When: July 29-July 31. 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM July 29; 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM July 30; and 9:00AM to 12:00 PM July 31.
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. Northwest Indiana WWII Veterans are encouraged to attend and share their stories with visitors.
How: All three aircraft are available for walkthrough tours for $12 for Adults and $6 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 $425 per person for a half hour. "Stick-time" aboard the P-51 is $2200 for a half hour and $3200 for a full hour. Pilot’s license not required. For more information or to schedule a ride call 800-568-8924
Food & Beverages will be available from EAA 104 and there will be a Classic Car Show.