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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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Chicago, IL

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - July 30 @ 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.

Details

Start:
July 26 @ 2:00 pm
End:
July 30 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$5 - $15
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Venue

Chicago
tower drive
Wheeling, IL 60090 United States
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Phone:
800-568-8924
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