The Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour will stop at the Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, this January.
Expected to attend the show, known by most as the Sebring LSA Expo, is the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine,” Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft,” and P-51 Mustang (pictured). All are slated to fly into Sebring Regional Airport at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18.
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, according to Collings Foundation officials.
*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,” officials said. “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 p.m. through 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18; 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19; and 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 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.
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.