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Above photos by Mark Goldman
1/18-1/20 Sebring, FL
(B-17, B-24, P-51)
  Airport: Sebring Regional Airport
Sebring US Sport Aviation Expo
1/21-1/23 Zephyrhills , FL
(B-17, B-24 & P-51)
  Airport: Zephyrhills Municipal Airport
1/23-1/25 Sarasota, FL
(B-17, B-24 & P-51)
  Airport: Sarasota/Bradenton Intl. Airport
1/25-1/27 Venice , FL
(B-17, B-24 & P-51)
  Airport: Venice Municipal Airport
1/28-1/30

Fort Myers, FL
(B-17, B-24 & P-51)

  Airport: Page Field Airport
1/30-2/1 Marathon, FL
(B-17, B-24 & P-51)
  Airport: Florida Keys Marathon Airport
2/1-2/4 Boca Raton, FL
(B-17, B-24 & P-51)
  Airport: Boca Raton Airport
2/4-2/8 Pompano Beach, FL
(B-24, B-17 & P-51)
  Airport: Pompano Beach Airpark
2/8-2/10 Fort Lauderdale, FL
(B-17, B-24, P-51)
  Airport: Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport
2/11-2/13 TBD
(B-17, B-24, P-51)
2/13-2/15 TBD
(B-17, B-24, P-51)

2/15-2/17

Melbourne, FL
(B-17, B-24, P-51)
  Airport: Melbourne Intl. Airport
2/18-2/28 Maintenance Break
3/1-3/3 Leesburg, FL
(B-17, B-24, P-51)
  Airport: Leesburg Intl. Airport
3/4-3/6 Tallahassee, FL
(B-17, B-24, P-51)
  Airport: Tallahassee Regional Airport
3/6-3/8 Destin, FL
(B-17, B-24, P-51)
  Airport: Destin - Ft. Walton Beach Airport
3/8-3/10 Pensacola, FL
(B-17, B-24, P-51)
  Airport: Pensacola Intl. Airport
3/11-3/13 Hattiesburg, MS
(B-17, B-24, P-51)
  Airport: Hattiesburg Municipal Airport
3/13-3/15 Alexandria, LA
(B-17, B-24, P-51)
  Airport: Alexandria Intl. Airport
3/15-3/17 Tyler, TX
(B-17, B-24, P-51 & Huey helicopter)
  Airport: Tyler Regional Airport
Historic Aviation Memorial Museum
  Upcoming Stops:
3/20-3/24 Dallas, TX
(B-17, B-24, P-51 and Huey Helicopter)
  Airport: Dallas Love Field
Frontiers of Flight Museum

CHECK OUR WEB SITE FOR MORE STOP DATES!
*Dates and locations subject to change. Check our schedule online for most up-to-date information. Click on the location for a map and tour times. More dates will be up soon!

 
 

Friday January 18th, 2013

First eNews of 2013!

Welcome everyone! From all of us at the Collings Foundation, thank you for reading our monthly eNews letter. This is a great way for everyone to keep in touch and get the latest Collings news. We also encourage you to "friend" us on Facebook. Over the last couple years we have found this to be a wonderful way to network, see some incredible pictures/videos and get the latest scoop. We could not operate our programs without your support! Thank you to all and look forward to a great 2013.
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Wings of Freedom Tour celebrates its 2,718th stop
A monumental achievement! 24 years and still going

In Honor of Our WWII Veterans
It is hard to fathom that our 24th annual Wings of Freedom tour is starting today! Our first stop with the B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine 0 Nine”, B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” and P-51 Mustang “Betty Jane” will be landing at Sebring Airport. The tour will be part of the US Sport Aviation Expo over this weekend then off to another 15 cities in Florida over the course of January, February and early March.

The tour will continue on through Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas in mid March. First part of Texas the Foundation's UH-1E Huey Helicopter will join the tour. We are hopeful the Messerschmitt Me 262 "White 1" will be making appearances at select locations (keep an eye on the schedule). In April we will be visiting Oklahoma, back into Texas, through Arizona and then to California. At that point, the Wings of Freedom tour will make its way up the West Coast through May and June. There will be many more stops after that! We anticipate visiting between 110 and 115 cities over the course of 2013.

Keep an eye on our Wings of Freedom tour schedule posted on our web site and eNews letter. We continuously update the schedule with confirmed stops, dates and locations.

We encourage you to be a Wings of Freedom tour volunteer! Being a volunteer is great fun and vitally important. We can always use the help promoting the tour’s arrival and keeping the planes in good shape. I have a great media pack we can send to you that contains legal size tour posters, press releases, fancy pictures and aircraft historical information. If interested in receiving a pack for a tour stop in your area please contact Director of Marketing, Hunter Chaney at: hchaney@collingsfoundation.org

Thank you for helping us “Keep ‘Em Flying” for the benefit of all. Look forward to seeing everyone in 2013.
(P-51 photo above from David Leininger)
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Collings Foundation's
2013 Living History Events
Stow, Massachusetts

The Collings Foundation will be hosting three fantastic living history open house events at our main facility in Stow, Massachusetts. The collection of classic cars, historic military equipment, aircraft, racecars and rare artifacts is world-class! Each event is truly entertaining and informative. Proceeds go to the Collings Foundation’s living history programs. Tickets will be available a month prior to each event or pay at entrance.
Mark these events on your calendar:

Wings and Wheels – Presenting American Elegance
June 15th and 16th, 2013
The most elegant automobiles presented in grand pageantry and motion.

American Elegance will be an exquisite display of rare classic automobiles operating before your very eyes. Cars from the height of craftsmanship will be presented in the most informative and colorful dialogue and setting. Al Capone and his 1940 Cadillac will be here – if he can elude authorities! This is a fantastic opportunity to see the Collings Foundation’s jaw-dropping collection, take a flight in the PT-17 Stearman or T-6 Texan aircraft and watch the most “over-the-top” classic car presentation – ever!
$15 for adults and $10 for children 12 years and younger.
30-minute T-6 Texan flights are $390.
20-minute Stearman flights are $200.

Race of the Century
July 27th and 28th, 2013
Transportation technologies from the last 100 years presented in the most extraordinary series of races.

Horses, Hybrids, electric cars, vehicles powered by water, flying machines, all poised to solve the transportation issues of the day. The Collings Foundation will host a most entertaining event that pits some of the greatest mobility based technological advancements against each other in Race of the Century. Which technologies will win? There is only one way to find out!
Let the races begin!

$15 for adults and $10 for children 12 years and younger.
30-minute T-6 Texan flights are $390.
20-minute Stearman flights are $200.


Battle for the Airfield
WWII reenactment and Veterans roundtable discussion.

October 12th and 13th, 2013
Over 170 reenactors representing several branches of Allied and Axis military participating in an epic battle for control of the airfield.

Fully restored military equipment of all kinds will be on display and participating in an incredible living history event. This includes, tanks, cannons, troop carriers, halftracks, aircraft and support supplies. Allied and Axis camps were set up with authentic materials and appearance. People are encouraged to interact with reenactors who share a wealth of information about life as a WWII military person. WWII Veterans from all ranks and branches of service will participate in a roundtable discussion. Each veteran will spend time talking about his and her experiences of survival and perseverance during WWII.
$20 for adults and $10 for children 12 years and younger.
30-minute T-6 Texan flights are $390.

20-minute Stearman flights are $200.
We will be offering 15-minute flights in the legendary German Fi 156 Fieseler Storch aircraft for $450.
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The Flightline features the B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft" on Discover Comminications Velocity TV Network
Airing Saturday, January 26th. 9:00 AM ET / 8:00 AM CT

The Flightline is a fast moving 30-minute aviation magazine TV show that brings the viewer into the cockpits of some of the world’s greatest aircraft. Using cutting edge high definition cameras and accessing the top air show acts, leading edge aircraft, and historically significant planes, and pilot’s reports, the Flightline packs visual thrills along with great stories into every feature. In this segment hosts Paul and Mark cover the Collings Foundation's B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft" in depth and up close.

To find a Velocity channel on your television, you can go to our website www.flightline.tv
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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE ~ COLLINGS FOUNDATION PX STORE
Gifts, books, DVDs and more - for the aviation enthusiast! See our online PX Store. Shopping is very easy and secure. Looking for the ultimate gift for "the person that has everything"? Flight Certificates are a unique and exciting present for anyone. The Wings of Freedom tour visits over 110 cities all over the United States. Once your certificate arrives just check our stop schedule to see when the bombers are near you- then call us to reserve a seat. Check our web site for confirmed schedule and locations). Flight Certificates are a tax deductible donation! We also have a great selection of books, videos, DVD's, T-shirts, polos, toys, calendars, hats and much more.

From the CF Vault - The real thing! B-17 Cylinder Head from "Nine 0 Nine"
Click on image for more information.
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Help us "Keep E'm Flying" for Future Generations


Picture of the B-17 "Nine 0 Nine" taken minutes ago as the Wings of Freedom tour arrived at Sebring Airport.
 
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