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World War II bombers to visit SHD


shdParticipating in the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour, B-17 Flying Fortress Nine O Nine, B-24 Liberator Witchcraft, B-25 Mitchell Tondelayo bombers and P-51 Mustang Toulouse Nuts fighter, will fly into Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport in Weyers Cave for a visit from October 12 to October 14.  

This is a rare opportunity to visit, explore, and learn more about these unique and rare treasures of aviation history. The B-17 is one of only 8 in flying condition in the United States. The B-24J and is the sole remaining example of its type flying in the World. The B-25 is best known for being used in the daring Doolittle raid and the P-51 “Toulouse Nuts” recently received the 2016 Oshkosh Grand Champion Award for restoration.

Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out – $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12 is requested for access to up-close viewing and tours through the inside of the aircraft. Discounted rates for school groups. Visitors may also experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to actually take a 30-minute flight aboard these rare aircraft.

Flights on either the B-17 or B-24 are $450 per person. Get some “stick time” in the world’s greatest fighter! P-51 flights are $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour. B-25 flights are $400 per person.

For reservations and information on flight experiences call 800-568-8924.



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