The Wings of Freedom Tour will be stopping by the Fort Collins-Loveland Airport on Friday, July 5-Sunday, July 7, 2013. The tour features displays of WWII aircraft during the weekend, as well as a 1940's USO-Style Historical Hangar presentation and dance on Saturday, July 6.
Aircraft participating in the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour include the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber and P-51 Mustang. The three aircraft will fly into Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport, 4824 Earhart Road in Loveland.
Local citizens will have the opportunity to visit, explore, and learn more about these unique and rare treasures of aviation history. The B-17 is one of only 9 in flying condition in the United States, the B-24J and 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 donation for adults and $6 donation 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. Flight experiences are a tax-deductible donation. For reservations and information on flight experiences, call 800-568-8924 or 978-562-9182.
The aircraft will be on display on Friday, July 5 from 11 am to 5 pm and 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Enjoy a 1940s USO-Style Historical Hanger presentation and dance on Saturday, July 6 from 5 pm to 10:30 pm. at the Fort Collins-Loveland Airport. The family friendly event will feature live music, and local WWII veterans will share their stories.
Tickets are available online only, and can be purchased at 40sflyin.com. For more information, call 970-599-1770.
Photo Credit: Collings Foundation. Used with Permission