Once again the Frontiers of Flight Museum will host an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime flying experience and exhibit that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser for the whole family! The museum will feature the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour in Dallas March 20-24 in honor of our WWII Veterans. The Wings of Freedom, Presented by the Frontiers of Flight Museum, will bring extremely rare bomber and fighter aircraft to North Texas for a local living history exhibit as part of 110-city nationwide tour. Best of all, guests visiting the exhibit at the Frontiers of Flight Museum will not only get a chance to view the interactive display, they will actually have an opportunity to “fly into history” by taking a flight aboard these legendary aircraft.
Aviation enthusiasts of all ages will be “flying high” when they see the vintage Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” Nine-O-Nine WWII Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24J “Liberator” Witchcraft WWII Heavy Bomber, P-51 “Mustang” fighter and a ‘Huey” helicopter. Also, making its maiden visit to Dallas will be a replica of Germany’s WWII operational jet fighter, the Me 262. The tour offers participants a rare opportunity to explore the aircraft inside and out and learn more about these unique and rare treasures of aviation history. The B-17 is one of only 10 in flying condition in the United States, and the B-24J is the sole remaining example of its type flying in the world.
Admission to the Museum is $12 for adults and $7 for children under 12 and includes access to up-close viewing and tours through the inside of the aircraft. Some adventurous fans will have an incredible opportunity to accomplish one of their “bucket list” goals by actually taking a 30 minute flight aboard these rare aircraft. Flights on either the B-17 or B-24 are $425 per person. P-51 flights are $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour. The P-51 flights give would-be pilots a chance to get some “stick time” in the world’s greatest WWII fighter!