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Wings of Freedom Tour
October 2, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were on that flight and we will be forever grateful to the heroic efforts of the first responders at Bradley. The Collings Foundation flight team is fully cooperating with officials to determine the cause of the crash of the B-17 Flying Fortress and will comment further when […]

November 18, 2016

The Wings of Freedom tour crew is comprised of an amazing and dedicated group of people. Pre-flight experience briefings from the crew are always captivating and suspenseful. Just inside the waist door of the B-17 is a hand hold. You have to look for it on the top leading edge. The medal is smooth and […]

December 16, 2015

The Collings Foundation’s TF-51D Mustang (551CF) will be ready to join the national Wings of Freedom Tour in 2016. This is one of the world’s finest TF-51D restorations to date. Tens of thousands of hours went into rebuilding this fighter to “brand new” condition. Every surface, rivet, wire and instrument is perfect. The 1450 hp […]

August 18, 2015

-by Jerry Ritter, first published in the Eugene Register-Guard, later republished in Flightlines, the newsletter of the Oregon 8th Air Force Historical Society and in Can Do Notes, the national magazine of the 305th Bombardment Group Memorial Association Her name was “Nine-O-Nine.” An olive drab ghost from the past, she sat quietly on the tarmac […]

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