Question of the Week: What was your first experience with the Collings Foundation and what motivated you to come out and see the planes or a local event we organized for the first time? Feel free to attach photos!

To start things off... here's the story of Ryan Keough, Director of Development at the Collings Foundation... "I came out to see the bombers in the first week of college in September of 1997 when they came to Daniel Webster College in Nashua, NH. I had $300 in cash that my parents gave me for books, but being a lifelong WWII history enthusiast and the opportunity to fly the LAST flying B-24 Liberator at the time was too great! I gladly traded that book money for 30 minutes aboard the B-24 in flight for a history lesson I'd never forget! I borrowed books for the first weeks of the semester, but it was all worth it! I became a wholehearted Collings Foundation supporter after that!"

Question of the Week: If you could have dinner with any American Veteran, living or dead, from the Revolutionary War all the way through today, from any branch of the armed forces... who would you choose and why? ...

WWII Veterans Angelo Yerace and Jim Nixon getting ready to fly in the 17 up to Venice. True gentlemen. ...

We have some really great people visiting the tour in Venice, FL. Aircraft will be touching down around 1:30 to 2:00 today. Look forward to the stay ~ there until end of Sunday. Then, two weeks maintenance and start the national tour in Jacksonville on 2/23. ...

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Chicago, IL

July 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - July 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

$5 - $15

Walk Through Tour Times (no reservations needed):
7/26/2017 – 2:00 PM till 5:00 PM
7/27/2017 – 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM
7/28/2017 – 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM
7/29/2017 – 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM
7/30/2017 – 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM
$15 Adults / $5 Children 12 and under.

Flights take place before and after tours.
30-minute flight on the B-17 or B-24 is $450 per person
30-minute flight on the B-25 is $400 per person
30-minute flight training on the TF-51D is $2200
60-minute flight training on the TF-51D is $3200

Call 978-562-9182 for flight reservations.


July 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
July 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
$5 - $15
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Wheeling, IL 60090 United States
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