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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 – Vietnam Memorial Open House

March 25, 2015 - March 27, 2015

$6 - $12

The Collings Foundation’s legendary Vietnam Memorial Flight aircraft will be out for viewing at our Houston / Ellington field facility March 25th to 27th. The Open House will coincide with the visit of the national Wings of Freedom tour. This is a rare chance to see the F-4 Phantom, TA-4 Skyhawk, F-100 Supersabre and Huey helicopter up close!

Also on display will be the very rare Messerschmitt Me 262 jet, B-24 Liberator, B-17 Flying Fortress and P-51 Mustang. Flights in the Huey, B-24, B-17 and P-51 available during the event!

This will be the only place in the world where you can see these particular flying icons together in one spot!
3/25 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
3/26 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
3/27 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tours: $12 Adults / $6 children 12 yrs. younger

Flight Experiences will be available:
B-17 and B-24 flights: $450
Huey flights: $80 bench / $100 front
P-51 Mustang (full dual control): $2200 half hour / $3200 full hour
Interested in flying in the TA-4 Skyhawk, F-4 Phantom or Me 262?
We can arrange that! Call 800-568-8924 for details.

 

 

Details

Start:
March 25, 2015
End:
March 27, 2015
Cost:
$6 - $12
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Venue

VMF Houston Jet Event
1 Chapman
houston, TX 77034 United States
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Phone:
800-568-8924
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