The Wings of Freedom Tour lands in Mountain View for Memorial Day
Story by Mark Noack & Pics by Magali Gauthier (Mountain View Voice)
They may be old, but they can still take to the skies. An antique fleet of World War II aircraft is on display at Moffett Airfield for public viewing.
The aircraft are part of the Wings of Freedom Tour, a traveling collection of vintage military planes that includes many rare models believed to be among the last of their kind.
Those hard-to-find exhibits includes one of the nine remaining B-17 “Flying Fortress” heavy bombers. A B-24J “Liberator” bomber on display as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour is believed to be the last of its type still in flying condition.
Visitors are invited to explore and learn more about the aircraft. The nonprofit Collings Foundation, which owns the aircraft collection, is charging $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12 to view the planes and tour them inside. Visitors can also take a flight inside one of the aircraft, but at a much higher price, depending on the plane.
The Wings of Freedom Tour will be at Moffett Field just a little longer before taking off for its next destination just before Memorial Day. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday, May 25. More information is at collingsfoundation.org.
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