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Fort Wayne Aero Center to Welcome The Wings of Freedom Tour August 6-8

Fort Wayne Aero Center to Welcome The Wings of Freedom Tour August 6-8

Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Wings of Freedom Tour will make a stop at Fort Wayne Aero Center from August 6-8, 2018. The Wings of Freedom Tour includes historic World War II aircraft including the B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine”, B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft”, B-25 Mitchell “Tondelayo” bombers, and the P-51 Mustang “Toulouse Nuts” fighter.

This will be a rare opportunity to see these historic aircrafts up close and visitors will have a chance to visit, explore, and learn about these treasures in aviation history. 30-minute flights will also be available on all aircraft to those who are interested. Tours will be available on Monday, August 6 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday, August 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Flight experiences for each aircraft will be scheduled before and after the open tour times.

The Wings of Freedom Tour travels across the nation as a flying tribute to the flight crews who flew them, the ground crews who maintained them, the workers that built them, the soldiers, sailors, and airmen who helped protect; and the citizens and families who share the freedom that they helped preserved. This tour serves as a “living history” event, allowing people to learn more about these historic aircrafts and their heritage and history through direct participation and hands-on learning.

The cost of the tours are $15 for adults, and $5 for children 12 and under. Flights in the B-17 and B-24 are 30-minutes each and will cost $450 person. Flight in the B-25 are $400 per person. Flight training in the P-51 fighter is $2,500 per person for half an hour, and $3,200 for a full hour. For reservations and information on flight experiences and tours call 800-568-8924. Fort Wayne Aero Center is located at 4401 Altitude Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46809.

About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field Airport. The airport authority is governed by a six-member board appointed by the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. Serving northeast Indiana and the surrounding region, FWA offers nonstop service to 12 cities on four airlines. In 2016, FWA served 727,896 passengers –the seventh year of consecutive growth. As a result of FWACAA’s commitment to customer service, Fort Wayne International Airport was recognized by USA Today as one of the friendliest airports in the nation. For more information about the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, visit www.FWAirport.com.

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