The Collings Foundation returns to the Aviation Museum of NH September 16th through the 19th with their amazing WWII aircraft. On tour will be the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Heavy Bomber “Nine O Nine”, Consolidated B-24J Liberator Heavy Bomber “Witchcraft”, and North American TP-51C Mustang “Betty Jane”. There are only ten B-17′s still flying in the United States, Witchcraft is the only restored flying B-24J in the world, and there are less than five of the early B/C P-51′s still flying.
If you’d like to see these rare aircraft for yourself you are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out the prices are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. WWII Veterans can tour through the aircraft at no cost. Discounted rates for school groups are also available. You may also experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to actually take a 30-minute flight aboard these rare aircraft. Flights on either the B-17G or B-24J are $425 per person.
For a truly incredible experience you can get some “stick time” in the world’s greatest fighter! Flight training in the TP-51C are $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour. For reservations and information on flight experiences call 800-568-8924. Click here to book a flight and reserve your space in history.
Walk Through Tour Times: (no reservations needed)
9/16/2013 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
9/17/2013 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
9/18/2013 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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For more information about the Collings Foundation click here.
The Collings Foundation is a non-profit, Educational Foundation (501c-3), founded in 1979. The purpose of the Foundation is to organize and support “living history” events that enable Americans to learn more about their heritage through direct participation. The original focus of the Foundation was transportation-related events such as antique car rallies, hill climbs, carriage and sleigh rides, and a winter ice-cutting festival in the Stow, MA area. During the mid-eighties, these activities were broadened to include aviation-related events such as air shows, barnstorming, historical reunions, and joint museum displays on a nationwide level.
Since 1989, a major focus of the Foundation has been the “Wings of Freedom Tour” of WWII aircraft. This tour showcases two fully restored bomber aircraft: a B-24 Liberator and B-17 Flying Fortress. The newest addition to the Wings of Freedom Tour is a WWII P-51C Mustang dual-control fighter aircraft.
About Pete Langlois
Pete Langlois lives in Derry with his wife and two children. Pete’s day job is in information technology as a systems administrator. He is an accomplished photographer and loves to shoot at air shows and balloon festivals. He also enjoys shooting waterfalls, nature and macro photography. You can view and purchase his outstanding images on his website.