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As we near the end of 2017, we like to reflect back on what has been our motivating force over the past 29 years to keep the Wings of Freedom Tour traveling across the country each year. Without question, our biggest motivation has been to make sure that the stories of our veterans who served will never be forgotten and continue to be shared with our future generations. Stories like that of George "Cookie" Kuchenbecker of Seattle, WA - a B-24 tail gunner who served in the 15th Air Force, 465th BG / 780th BS... watch the video below to hear his story. ...

The Collings Foundation's Lockheed P-38 Lightning is currently in Chino, CA at Planes of Fame Air Museum undergoing further maintenance, flight evaluation, and preparation before heading East next year to eventually be based near the Collings Foundation headquarters in Massachusetts. Here's a great video of it starting up last week in Chino - complete with the iconic inertial starters that bring the Allison engines to life! Enjoy! ...

Happy Warbird Wednesday !

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We are seeking a Crew Chief for the 2018 Tour. This important position requires a particular type of person who is dependable, organized, hard working, unattached to daily domestic duties and can drive the Tour van and trailer across the country for months on end. This is an incredible opportunity and adventure for a special person! Interested applicants send
resume to: hchaney@collingsfoundation.org
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Houston, TX – Wings Over Houston Airshow

October 21 - October 22

$40

The Collings Foundation’s Vietnam Memorial Flight with the McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II, Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk, North American F-100 Super Sabre, and Bell UH-1 Huey will be on display as part of the Wings Over Houston Airshow at Ellington Field in Houston, TX – October 21-22, 2017.

The VMF aircraft will be participating with other aircraft in the Vietnam War Tribute during the show. Please see the Wings Over Houston Airshow website for tickets and more information.

Website: www.WingsOverHouston.com

From WingsOverHouston.com
The Vietnam War Tribute demonstration will be one show not to miss. It will take aircraft from crews of the Commemorative Air Force, Vietnam War Flight Museum, the Collings Foundation, Cavanaugh Flight Museum, military ground troop re-enactors from the 6th Cavalry, with the National U.S. Forces Museum and others. Aircraft include F-4, F-100, A-4, Huey, Cobra, Mig 17, Skyraider, 0-2’s & more.

The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict.

Details

Start:
October 21
End:
October 22
Cost:
$40
Event Category:
Website:
https://wingsoverhouston.com/buy-tickets/

Venue

Ellington Field
11811 N Brantly Ave
Houston, TX 77034 United States
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Phone:
713-266-4492
Website:
https://wingsoverhouston.com
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