WWII Wings of Freedom Tour landing at Phoenix Goodyear Airport

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Some of the historic planes that will be featured include the B-17 Flying Fortress ‘Nine O Nine’, the B-24 Liberator ‘Witchcraft’, the B-25 Mitchell ‘Tondelayo’ bombers and the P-51 Mustang ‘Toulouse Nuts’ fighter. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Some of the historic planes that will be featured include the B-17 Flying Fortress ‘Nine O Nine’, the B-24 Liberator ‘Witchcraft’, the B-25 Mitchell ‘Tondelayo’ bombers and the P-51 Mustang ‘Toulouse Nuts’ fighter. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
In honor of our WWII veterans, the Collings Foundation’s Wing of Freedom Tour is making a stop at Phoenix Goodyear Airport from April 9 to 11, as a part of its 110-city nationwide tour. (Source: Collings Foundation) In honor of our WWII veterans, the Collings Foundation’s Wing of Freedom Tour is making a stop at Phoenix Goodyear Airport from April 9 to 11, as a part of its 110-city nationwide tour. (Source: Collings Foundation)
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, and the soldiers, sailors and airmen they helped protect. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) 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, and the soldiers, sailors and airmen they helped protect. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
GOODYEAR, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

In honor of our WWII veterans, the Collings Foundation’s Wing of Freedom Tour is making a stop at Phoenix Goodyear Airport from April 9 to 11, as a part of its 110-city nationwide tour.

[PHOTOS: Relive history at WWII Wings of Freedom Tour in Goodyear]

Some of the historic planes that will be featured include the B-17 Flying Fortress ‘Nine O Nine’, the B-24 Liberator ‘Witchcraft’, the B-25 Mitchell ‘Tondelayo’ bombers and the P-51 Mustang ‘Toulouse Nuts’ fighter. Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out.

Some attendees even have the opportunity to fly in these historical artifacts, for $450 per person. 

"It's like flying in a national monument," attendee Matt Erwin said after his flight in the B-24 J Liberator, the last remaining plane of its kind in the world. 

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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, and the soldiers, sailors and airmen they helped protect.

"It gives you a real appreciation for what those guys did during the war," Erwin said. "To walk through them static is one thing, but to get to fly in one, get in the air, smell the engines and the wind blowing through them, it's quite an experience."  

Fees are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Discounted rates are available for school groups.

For an extra fee, visitors can also experience some flight time in these planes ranging from 30 minutes to one-hour increments. For reservations and information on flight experiences, call 800-568-8924 or visit here

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