Maine Stop For ‘Wings Of Freedom’ Lands In Auburn
Are you fan of vintage WWII planes? Well then, this is your big week here in Maine.
The Wings of Freedom Tour is back. It lands tomorrow (9/25) at the Auburn/Lewiston Municipal Airport and is here until Friday.
According to an article in the Sun Journal, " The 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, the soldiers, sailors and airmen they helped protect, and the citizens and families who share the freedom that they helped preserve."
What a great way to get the family together with the community and celebrate this important history by getting right up close to these breathtaking machines.
The Sun Journal also gave a sneak peek at what fighter and bomber planes will be on display.
They include, the "B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine,” B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft,” B-25 Mitchell “Tondelayo” bombers, P-51 Mustang “Toulouse Nuts” and P-40 Warhawk “Jaws” fighters."
The Wings of Freedom Tour is hosted by the Collings Foundation and you can learn more by going to collingsfoundation.org
The website says,
"Explore the insides of the B-17 & B-24 and see the other aircraft on the ramp. Tours are self-guided. Reservations are not needed for walk through tours.
Admission: $15 Adults / $5 Children 12 and under. World War II veterans admitted for free.
Ground and Walk Through Tour Times
9/25/2019 – 12:00 PM till 4:30 PM
9/26/2019 – 9:30 AM till 4:30 PM
9/27/2019 – 9:30 AM till 12:00 PM"
If you've ever dreamed of becoming a fighter pilot, flight training will be offered while the tour is here. How about that for a major rush to check off your bucket list?
Check out this video of the wicked cool planes from the tour's visit to Worcester, Mass last weekend.