Tour brings World War II planes to Ramona Airport

Residents will have a chance to see World War II aircraft up close at Ramona Airport April 23-25.

The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour will display and give tours of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” heavy bomber, a consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” heavy bomber, and a P-51 Mustang fighter from 2 to 5  p.m. on Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, and 9 a.m. to noon Friday.

The planes will be at Chuck Hall Aviation, 2898 Montecito Road.

The B24 Liberator "Witchcraft" heavy bomber. Sentinel file photo

Tours are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. WWII veterans may tour for free.

Flights on either the B-17 or B-24 are available by reservation. Also available are flights in the P-51 for a half hour and for an hour. For reservations, cost and more information, call 800-568-8924.

This is the 25th year for the nationwide Wings of Freedom Tour. The Collings Foundation is a nonprofit education foundation devoted to organizing living history events.

For more information, see collingsfoundation.org.

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Posted by Karen Brainard on Apr 23 2014. Filed under Community Events, Event Calendar, Featured Story, Local Spotlight. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

1 Comment for “Tour brings World War II planes to Ramona Airport”

  1. Brian

    Saw them flying around yesterday (who can miss something with a 110 foot wingspan flying low and slow). For those unavailable mid day / mid week they are in Carlsbad over the weekend.

    Mc Clellan-Palomar Airport
    Western Flight
    2210 Palomar Airport Rd

    Walk Through Tour Times: (no reservations needed)
    4/25/2014 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    4/26/2014 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    4/27/2014 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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