Participating in the Collings Foundation’s WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber, and P-51 Mustang fighter, will fly into Sebring Regional Airport for a visit from January 18 to January 20 as part of the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo. The planes will arrive at 1:30 PM on January 18. This is a rare opportunity to visit, explore, and learn more about these unique and rare treasures of aviation history. The B-17 is one of only 10 in flying condition in the United States, the B-24J and Full Dual Control P-51C Mustang are the sole remaining examples of their type flying in the World. *Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out —$12 for adults and $6 for children under 12 is requested for access to up-close viewing and tours through the inside of the aircraft. Visitors may also experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to actually take a 30-minute flight aboard these rare aircraft. Flights on either the B-17 or B-24 are $425 per person. Get some “stick time” in the world’s greatest fighter! P-51 flights are $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour. *Visitors must first purchase an Expo ticket to gain admission to grounds.
Hours of ground tours and display are: 2:00 PM through 5:00 PM on Friday, January 18; 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM on Saturday, January 19; 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM on Sunday, January 20. The 30-minute flight experiences are normally scheduled before and after the ground tour times above.
For reservations and information on flight experiences call 800-568-8924.
About the Collings Foundation
The Collings Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit educational foundation devoted to organizing “living history” events that allows people to learn more about their heritage and history through direct participation. The Nationwide WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR is in its 24th year and visits an average of 110 cities in over 35 states annually. Since its start, tens of millions of people have seen the B-17, B-24 & P-51 display at locations everywhere. The WINGS OF FREEDOM tour is one of the most extraordinary and unique interactive traveling historical displays of its kind.