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Tour or fly in a WWII aircraft May 25, 2013 for Memorial Day

Airshows are a popular destination for many Memorial Day celebrations around the country.  If you'd like to inspect a WW2 bomber or fighter up close and even fly in one, this is your weekend!  The "Wings of Freedom" tour has been open this week and the last day is tomorrow.  You can get up close and personal with a B-17, B-24, or P-51 Mustang at Moffett Federal Airfield today from 10:00AM to 4:30PM.  Tickets are $12 for adults, kids 12-17 are $6, and kids under 12 are free.  WW2 veterans are also free.


Fly in a B-17, B-24, or P-51

If you've always wanted to fly in one of these old warhorses, this is your chance.  For only $425, you get the rare opportunity for a 30 minute flight over the South Bay.  This is not like flying commercial and you'll get a feel for what it was like for soldiers back in WW2.  The noise and feel are all here to experience!  You can sit in the bomber position, man a gunning station, or watch the flight engineer.  You're free to tour the plane while it flys and experience every position if you like.  Soak it all in and get a feel for what being in a bomber was really like over 60 years ago.

Just to make the experience even more special, you could actually fly a P-51 Mustang for either 30 minutes ($2200) or 1 hour ($3200) and become the "ace" you've always wanted to be.  For such a unique activity, I'd say this is well worth the investment.  This is the real deal - not a model or replica - so why not try it?  Call 800-568-8924 to schedule a flight.


The Collings Foundation has been running this tour for 24 years.  They offer several aircraft and automobiles from the past to both see and fly/drive.  They operate around the country and your support is appreciated.

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Comment balloon 8 commentsBryan Robertson • May 25 2013 02:08AM


That's a pretty exciting experience I'm sure, how cool is that Bryan.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 5 years ago

That sounds like a fun experience.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 5 years ago

I'm sure there will be a line out the door to sign up to take the flight.  Sounds like fun.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 5 years ago

Hi Bryan - That's a great event. My father flew B-17's in WWII, and I got to fly in one at an air show here a while back - it was a wonderful experience, well worth the price.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) over 5 years ago

But what do you do if you're 10,000 feet in the air and you suddenly change your mind? It's not like you can parachute out of the plane.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (Lyon Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Bryan:  I've been in many small airplanes and it is a really fun thing to do.  It's nice that this event is offering consumers the chance to experience less traditional aircraft.

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) over 5 years ago

Bryan how great to be able to fly these old warhorses. BTW I am watching the PILOT as I am writing this comment:)

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 5 years ago

The tail end of a B-24 Liberator...will gladly reach, dig deep to fork over the $425 to climb, squeeze into the back end of where my Dad was a WW II tail gunner. memorial day monument houlton maine photo

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 5 years ago

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