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

Become a Participating Member of the Collings Foundation

Membership to the Collings Foundation is your way to assure we “Keep ‘em Flying!” each year. Whether you are in an area visited annually by the Wings of Freedom Tour or other aircraft we operate, or you are far away, your donation will provide critical funding to aid in the maintenance, restoration, and operation of these historic aircraft. You will help us to continue to fly the mission to honor our veterans and educate future generations about their importance in history.

Become a member today – click here to donate!

Your participating membership includes:

  • Member Card
  • Unlimited admission for yourself and a guest to Wings of Freedom Tour ground tours
  • One annual $50 discount redeemable toward a flight experience or flight training
  • Window decal
  • 10% Discount on PX (Gift shop) items
  • Quarterly special member email update
  • Annual membership magazine
  • Satisfaction in knowing your donation goes to keep these magnificent treasures of WWII aviation history in the skies for future generations.

Please add or renew your membership today – click here to order online!