'Wings of Freedom' tour to bring World War II planes to Bremerton
June 12, 2009 · Updated 8:36 AM
The Wings of Freedom Tour of World War II airplanes will fly into Bremerton National Airport June 15-17 as part of a 110-city nationwide tour.
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” World War II heavy bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” World War II heavy bomber and North American P-51 Mustang will be on display.
The B-17 is one of only nine in flying condition in the United States today and the B-24 and P-51 Mustang are the “sole remaining examples of their type flying in the world,” according to The Collings Foundation-Wings of Freedom Tour.
People are invited to tour the aircraft and a $12 donation for adults and $6 donation for children 12 and younger is requested for up-close viewing and tours through the inside of the aircraft.
People also can take 30-minute flights aboard the B-17 or B-24 for $425 per person. Flight experiences are tax-deductible donations. P-51 flights are $2,200 for a 30-minute flight and $3,200 for a full hour.
The Wings of Freedom Tour will arrive at the airport around 2 p.m. Monday, June 15 and will be on display until noon Wednesday, June 17.
Grounded tours are from 2-5 p.m. June 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 16 and 9 a.m.-noon June 17. The 30-minute flight experiences are normally scheduled before and after the ground tours.
For information or reservations, call (800) 568-8924.