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Wings of Freedom tour celebrating 30 years

Posted at 3:57 PM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 19:01:17-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - Five World War II ear planes landed at Marana Regional Airport this afternoon.

Marana Regional Airport is hosting the Collings Foundation, Wings of Freedom tour. The planes there will be B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine," B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft,” B-25 Mitchell "Tondelayo" bombers and P-51 Mustang "Toulouse Nuts" fighter. The newest aircraft to the tour is the legendary P-40 Warhawk fighter.

The tour allows anyone to visit these rare planes and learn about the aviation history from WWII. The vintage fighters and bombers are flown around the country and used as teaching tools.

Visitors will be able to explore the inside and outside of the planes.

Visitors may also participate in a unique experience to take a 30-minute flight in one of the rare planes. Flights prices range from $450 to $3,400.

The tour starts Friday Mar. 29 and ground display tours are held from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Saturday Mar. 30 and Sunday Mar. 31 ground tours will start at 10:00 a.m. and end 5:00 p.m.

The 30-minute flights will be held before and after ground display tours.

The aircraft's will be held at the Marana Regional Airport located at the south east end of the field.

The Collings Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit educational foundation that allows people to learn about history with face-to-face participation.

The Wings of Freedom tour is celebrating 30 years. They visit approximately 110 cities and nearly 37 states each year.

Those who want to make reservations or for more information on flight experiences can call 800-568-8924.

For more information about the Wings of Freedom tour, aviation history, and aircraft's can visit the Collings Foundation website.