Wings of Freedom Tour Returns to Dutchess County
A special airshow returns to Dutchess County again in October. This will be the fourth year in row that the Wings of Freedom Tour returns the Hudson Valley Regional Airport. The tour is put together by the Collings Foundation and features rare treasures of aviation. Featured during the show are, the Boeing B-17 2016 Wings of Freedom TourFlying Fortress “Nine O Nine” World War II Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber, North American B-25 Mitchell “Tondelayo,” and WWII P-51D Mustang dual-control fighter. The press release from the Collings Foundation talks about each of these airplanes, “The B-17 is one of only eight in flying condition in the United States, and the B-24J and Full Dual Control P-51D Mustang are the sole remaining examples of their type flying in the world.”
The tour will happen on three different days, Wednesday October 4 from 2:30p to 4:30pm, Thursday October 5, from 9am to 4:30pm and Friday, October 6, from 9am to 12pm. $15 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12. WWII Veterans can visit the show for free. They offer discounts for school groups as well. As part of your admission you can explore these aircrafts inside and out. For an additional cost, you can take a 30-min flight on these aircrafts. Flights on either the B-17 or B-24 are $450 per person. Flights on the B-25 are $400 per person. P-51D flight training is available for $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour.