As part of the WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR, the B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine," Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft,” B-25 Mitchell "Tondelayo" bombers and P-51 Mustang "Toulouse Nuts" fighter, will fly into the Auburn/Lewiston Municipal Airport for a visit from September 27th to 29th.
This is a rare opportunity to visit, explore, and learn more about these unique and rare treasures of aviation history. The WINGS OF FREEDOM 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 that share the freedom that they helped preserve.
The B-17 is one of only 8 in flying condition in the United States, the B-24J is the sole remaining example of its type flying in the World. Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out - $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12 is requested for access to up-close viewing and tours through the inside of the aircraft. Discounted rates for school groups. Visitors may also experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to actually take a 30-minute flight aboard these rare aircraft. Flights on either the B-17 or B-24 are $450 per person. Get some “stick time” in the world’s greatest fighter! P-51 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 WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR will arrive at the Auburn/Lewiston Municipal Airport at 2:00 PM on September 27th and will be on display until the aircraft departs after operations on September 29th. Hours of ground tours and display are: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Wednesday, September 27th; 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Thursday, September 28th and 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Friday, September 29th. The 30-minute flight experiences are normally scheduled before and after the ground tour times above.