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I just saw this in today's Lewiston paper. I will be riding over for the fly-in. Of course I'll be taking the long way around to get there.


Wings of Freedom Tour flying into Auburn airport

AUBURN — Participating in the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour, B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine,” B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft,” B-25 Mitchell “Tondelayo” bombers, P-51 Mustang “Toulouse Nuts” and P-40 Warhawk “Jaws” fighters, will fly into the Auburn/Lewiston Municipal Airport at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, for a visit through Friday, Sept. 27.

This is a rare opportunity to visit, explore and learn more about the unique and rare treasures of World War II aviation history. The planes will be on display until they depart after operations on Sept. 27. Hours of ground tours and display are 2 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26; and 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 27.

Visitors may also experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a 30-minute flight aboard the rare aircraft. The 30-minute flight experiences are normally scheduled before and after the ground tour times. Flights on either the B-17 or B-24 are $450 per person. Get some “stick time” in the world’s greatest fighters! P-51 flight training is $2,400 for a half hour and $3,400 for a full hour. P-40 Warhawk flight training is $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour. B-25 flights are $400 per person. For reservations and information on flight experiences call 800-568-8924.

The tour travels the nation as a flying tribute to the flight crews who flew them, the ground crews who maintained them, the workers who built them, the soldiers, sailors and airmen they helped protect, and the citizens and families who share the freedom that they helped preserve. Find out more by visiting www.collingsfoundation.org.
 

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Collings foundation also has an amazing WWII battle recreation that takes place on Columbus day weekend and also all of the museums (including the new American Heritage Museum) are open then too.
 

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The Collins Foundation is here at the Marana airport every year in late April or May. I’m a member of a military historical vehicle club. We are invited to be on the flight line for 3 days camping out here if we like. It’s a yearly event I always try to participate in.

That’s my Swiss army troop carrier and bicycle.

Saturday night they treat us to a hanger party, dinner and live music.

Love just watching those old planes take off and land every day.
 

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I noticed on the website, Collingsfoundation.org, Nashua NH is next on their schedule and then Windsor Locks, CT. All are well within a day's riding distance from southern/central Maine.
 

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I noticed on the website, Collingsfoundation.org, Nashua NH is next on their schedule and then Windsor Locks, CT. All are well within a day's riding distance from southern/central Maine.
Just got back from fly-in and was told there that their next stop was Nashua. Nice day for a flight or a ride.
 
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