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Wings of Freedom Tour

Zephyrhills, Florida -- The Wings of Freedom Tour is coming to Zephyrhills Airport Jan. 21 - 23! In honor of our WWII Veterans, 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 will be the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber and P-51 Mustang fighter. 

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 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.

The tour will arrive at Zephyrhills Municipal Airport at 12:00 p.m. on Jan. 21 and will be on display at Main Terminal Building at Zephyrhills Municipal Airport until the aircraft departs Jan. 23 at 12:00 p.m.

Hours of ground tours and display are:

  • 12:00 p.m. through 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21
  • 9:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22
  • 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23

The 30-minute flight experiences are normally scheduled before and after the ground tour times above.

 

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. WWII Veterans can tour through the aircraft at no cost. Discounted rates for school groups.

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.

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