The nationally renowned Collings Foundation Wings Of Freedom Tour is offering the general public aircraft
tours along with flights on famous World War II-era heavy bombers and stick time in a P-51 Mustang long-range fighter plane. The tour will visit the Lyon Air Museum (LAM) at John Wayne Airport in Orange County starting Friday, April 30, through Monday, May 3, 2010.
The Collings Foundation, based in Stow, Mass., is a 501c3 non-profit educational foundation devoted to organizing living history events that allow people to learn more about their heritage and history through direct participation. The nationwide Wings of Freedom Tour is in its 21st year and visits an average of 110 cities in more than 35 states annually. Since its start, tens of millions of people have seen the B-17, B-24 and P-51exhibit at locations throughout the country. The Wings of Freedom Tour travels the nation as a flying tribute to the flight crews who flew them, the ground crews who maintained them, the workers who built them, the soldiers, sailors and airmen they helped protect, and the citizens and families that share the freedom that they helped preserve. For more information you can visit www.collingsfoundation.org
The stars of a 110-city nationwide tour, the WWII-era aircraft participating in the Collings Foundation Wings Of Freedom Tourn include the Nine O Nine Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Heavy Bomber, the Witchcraft Consolidated B-24J Liberator Heavy Bomber, and the dual-control Betty Jane North American Aviation P-51C Mustang, a model known during the war as the world¹s greatest fighter.
This is a rare opportunity for people in Southern California to visit, explore and learn more about these unique and rare treasures of aviation history. Each of these planes tells a story about the Second World War that’s important for future generations to know and understand, and this event will give attendees the opportunity to experience first-hand some of the remarkable aircraft flown by aviation’s greatest generation.
Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out. 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. 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.
For more information on this exciting exhibit visit www.lyonairmuseum.org or contact Ned Madden @ 949-547-0143. You don’t want to miss out on this once in a lifetime experience.
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