World War II era aircraft exhibition

Source: thetowntalk.com

World War II-era aircraft will be on display Wednesday through Friday during the Wings of Freedom Tour at Alexandria International Airport.

Featured will be the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell and North American P-51 Mustang.

The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour is taking its “living history display” to 110 cities around the nation. At Alexandria International Airport, the display will be at Million Air, 1303 Billy Mitchell Blvd.

“Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out — $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12 is requested for access to up-close viewing and tours through the inside of the aircraft,” a news release said.

“Visitors may also experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to actually take a 30-minute flight aboard these rare aircraft.” Costs are $450 to fly on the B-17 or B-24; $400 to fly on the B-25; and $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour on the P-51.

Hours of ground tours and display are 2 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday; and 9 a.m. to noon Friday. The 30-minute flight experiences are normally scheduled before and after the ground tour times.

For reservations and information on flight experiences, call 1-800-568-8924.