2019 Florida tour of the Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom tour

Pictured is the Collings Foundation B-17 “Nine O Nine”, B-24 “Witchcraft”. P-51D “Toulouse Nuts” and B-25 “Tondelayo”.
Photo credit: Britt Deitz

Here are some details of the upcoming Collings Foundation tour across Florida. Some aircraft may not be available.

Walk through tours are scheduled most days and cost between $5 to $15.

Flights are also available:

30-minute flight on the B-17 or B-24 is $450 per person
30-minute flight on the B-25 is $400 per person
30-minute flight training on the TF-51D is $2400
60-minute flight training on the TF-51D is $3400

More details can be found here: https://www.collingsfoundation.org/events/category/wings-of-freedom-tour/

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE)
January 18 @ 2:00 pm – January 20 @ 4:00 pm

Boca Raton, FL – Boca Raton Airport (BCT)
January 21 @ 2:00 pm – January 24 @ 12:00 pm

Naples, FL – Naples Municipal Airport (APF)
January 24 @ 2:00 pm – January 27 @ 4:30 pm

Fort Myers, FL – Page Field (FMY)
January 28 @ 12:00 pm – January 31 @ 12:00 pm

Venice, FL – Venice Municipal Airport (VNC)
January 31 @ 2:00 pm – February 3 @ 4:00 pm

Tampa, FL – Tampa Executive Airport (VDF)
February 4 @ 12:00 pm – February 7 @ 12:00 pm

Leesburg, FL – Leesburg International Airport (LEE)
February 7 @ 2:00 pm – February 10 @ 4:00 pm

Pensacola, FL – Pensacola International Airport (PNS)
February 22 @ 2:00 pm – February 24 @ 4:30 pm

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Open Hangar Day, American Aero Services on 12 January 2019

There will be an Open Hangar Day at the American Aero Services hangar on 12 January. Aircraft on display should include the Colling’s Foundations bomber fleet as well as a P-51, P-38, F6F, PBY and others.

ADMISSION: Pet food donation to the Southeast Volusia Humane Society — who will be on hand with adoptable dogs to collect the donations. This is a worthy cause and our support is needed. Animals are usually on site for adoption or just “plane” loving!

Food and drinks will be sold with profits going to the Southeast Volusia Humane Society.

Here is recap from November 2017 of what you may see.

Open Hangar Day, American Aero Services on 17 November 2018

There will be an Open Hangar Day at the American Aero Services hangar on 17 November. Aircraft on display should include the Colling’s Foundations bomber fleet as well as a P-51, P-38, F6F, PBY and others.

ADMISSION: Pet food donation to the Southeast Volusia Humane Society — who will be on hand with adoptable dogs to collect the donations. This is a worthy cause and our support is needed. Animals are usually on site for adoption or just “plane” loving!

Food and drinks will be sold with profits going to the Southeast Volusia Humane Society.

Here is recap from November 2017 of what you may see.

Colling’s Foundation tour stop in Leesburg, FL

Colling’s Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour makes it last stop of 2018 at the Leesburg International Airport (LEE), in west central Florida on November 8 @ 2:00 pmNovember 11 @ 12:00 pm. Both airplane flights and walk on tours are available.

Walk Through Tour Times (no reservations needed):
11/8/2018 – 2:00 PM till 4:00 PM
11/9/2018 – 9:00 AM till 4:00 PM
11/10/2018 – 9:00 AM till 4:00 PM
11/11/2018 – 9:00 AM till 12:00 PM
$15 Adults / $5 Children 12 and under.

Flights take place before and after tours.
30-minute flight on the B-17 or B-24 is $450 per person
30-minute flight training on the P-51 is $2200
60-minute flight training on the P-51 is $3200

Call 978-562-9182 for flight reservations.

“Class of 45” coming to the Stuart Airshow, 2-4 November

Coming back to Florida again this year at the Stuart Airshow, is the duo that makes up the “Class of 45” flight demo. Jim Tobul, the owner of the the F4U-4 Corsair “Korean War Hero” and Scott Yoak, owner of the P-51D Mustang “Quick Silver” have created a flight demonstration that pays respect the men and women that fought during the Second World War. If you did not get a chance to see their flight demo in Lakeland, here is your chance.

Information on the Stuart Airshow can be found here: https://stuartairshow.com/