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Wings of Freedom Tour 2012 - Valparaiso, IN
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Author:  warbirdguy [ Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Wings of Freedom Tour 2012 - Valparaiso, IN

Who: The Collings Foundation, a 501c3 Non-Profit Educational Foundation based in Stow, MA. http://www.cfdn.org/

What: The Wings of Freedom Tour featuring the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American P-51 Mustang, three of America’s most famous WWII aircraft.

When: July 30-August 1. 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM July 30; 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM July 31; and 9:00AM to 12:00 PM August 1.

Where: Porter County Regional Airport, 4207 Murvihill Road, Valparaiso, IN.

Why: To honor the veterans of WWII, to educate the nation about the history and impact WWII had on our country, and to assure that the memory of those who gave their life for their country will never be forgotten.

How: All three aircraft are available for walkthrough tours for $12 for Adults and $6 for Children 12 and under. Flights are available aboard the aircraft for a tax-deductible donation. B-17 and B-24 flights are $425 per person for a half hour. "Stick-time" aboard the P-51 is $2200 for a half hour and $3200 for a full hour. Pilot’s license not required. For more information or to schedule a ride call 800-568-8924

Food & Beverages will be available from EAA 104 and WWII-era automobiles will be on display.

Author:  pjpahs [ Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Wings of Freedom Tour 2012 - Valparaiso, IN

Will try to make it this year, had flown in Witchcraft and 909 at this airport in previous years and wanted to fly Tondolayo but it no longer goes on this tour, so I flew in Panchito at Reading. It's a great airport for this type of tour.

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