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Porter County Airport Wings of Freedom Tour

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Published on July 28, 2010 with No Comments

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 Municipal Airport from July 26 to July 28.

The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour Brings Extremely Rare Bomber and Fighter Aircraft for Local Living History Display as Part of 110-city Nationwide Tour

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 “Betty Jane”, will fly into Porter County Municipal Airport in Valparaiso, IN for a visit from July 26 to July 28. 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 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. 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. For reservations and information on flight experiences call 800-568-8924.

The WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR will be on display at Porter County Municipal Airport in Valparaiso, located at Porter County Municipal Airport, Main terminal ramp.   

The WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR will arrive at Porter County Municipal Airport at 2:00 PM on July 26 and will be on display at Porter County Municipal Airport until the aircraft departs July 28 at 12:00 PM. Hours of ground tours and display are: 2:00 PM through 5:00 PM on Monday, July 26; 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM on Tuesday, July 27; 9:00 AM through 12:00 PM on Wednesday, July 28. The 30-minute flight experiences are normally scheduled before and after the ground tour times above.

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