AIRCRAFT TO TAKE FLIGHT ONCE AGAIN ON CAPE COD
(August 31, 2015) – Fans and aviation lovers can get one step closer
to earning their wings next month thanks to Barnstable Municipal
Airport in Hyannis, which will once again host the
Collings Foundations’ WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR. Hitting 110 cities
in more than 35 states and showcasing living history on the ground
and in the skies, the tour brings extremely rare bomber and fighter
aircraft – including the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O
Nine” WWII Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft”
WWII Heavy Bomber and P-51 Mustang fighter – to the Cape from
Monday, September 14 to Wednesday, September 16.
planes will be exhibited at the Airport’s East Ramp with free
parking on Mary Dunn Way. Ground tours as well as a one-of-a-kind
30-minute flight experience will be available to interested patrons.
WWII veterans can tour through the aircraft at no cost!
Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit educational foundation devoted to
organizing “living history” events that allows people to learn more
about their heritage and history through direct participation.
During this “layover” event in Hyannis, patrons have the rare
opportunity to visit, explore, and learn more about these unique and
rare treasures of aviation history. Specifically, the B-17 is one of
only eight still in flying condition in the United States, while the
B-24J and Full Dual Control P-51C Mustang, also known as the bombers
“Little Friend,” are the sole remaining examples of their type
flying in the world today.
Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out at a
cost of $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. These fees
grant you access to up-close viewing and tours through the inside of
the aircraft. They also allow the Foundation to continue their work
of both restoring and preserving the aircraft for future
generations. Discounted rates are also available for school groups.
Hours of ground tours and