FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Collings Foundation brings its Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress “Nine-O-Nine” heavy bomber, Consolidated B-24J Liberator “Witchcraft” heavy bomber and North American Dual Control P-51C Mustang “Betty Jane” fighter to Page Field (KFMY) Feb. 9-12.
The stop in Fort Myers is part of the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour, an annual 110-city nationwide tour in its 26th year. The B-17G is one of the most recognizable bomber aircraft of World War II. The B-24J and Dual Control P-51C are the sole remaining examples of their type flying in the world, according to foundation officials.
Walkthrough tours are available for a donation of $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. World War II vets can tour the aircraft at no cost. Ground tour and display hours are 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 9; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 10; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 11; and 9 a.m. to noon Feb.12.
Flight experiences are normally scheduled before and after the ground tour times. Flight costs for the B-17 or B-24 are $450 per person for a 30-minute flight. P-51 flights are $2,200 for a 30-minute flight and $3,200 for a full hour. Flight experiences are a tax-deductible donation.
For flight reservations, call 800-568-8924.