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Collings Foundation

In honor of our Vietnam veterans - The A-1E Skyraider has joined the Wings of Freedom tour in California! We will be offering flight experiences in this iconic attack aircraft - $450 mid ship and $900 single front. ...

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Collings Foundation

Matt Korich! You guessed right! This is a 1901 Oldsmobile Curved Dash. We are restoring this to running condition - We'll re-debut this beauty at the Wings and Wheels event - June 16 & 17. Big round of applause for Matt ~ ...

Collings Quiz Of The Day ~
What does this chassis belong to? We are restoring this to running condition. Winner gets a public kudos for being so knowledgeable in early automobiles.
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Collings Foundation

NEWS FLASH! The Collings Foundation is proud to announce that our Douglas A-1E Skyraider will be joining the Wings of Freedom Tour for the California part of the tour from April 26 through June 10! We are now booking 25-minute flight experiences at visits around California (see schedule at: www.collingsfoundation.org/events/category/wings-of-freedom-tour/)

Flights are $900 per person for the cockpit seat and $450 per person for the each of the four rear seats. The participant in the cockpit will not be able to take the controls, it is only a ride. We need to have a minimum of one person in front and two passengers in back, OR four passengers in back to make a flight go. Much like the B-25 and P-51, we can fly flights in the Skyraider at anytime during the day. Please note that passenger compartment access requires passengers to be able bodied, as you need to climb unassisted on the wing and up the side of the fuselage.

Call 978-562-9182 to book a flight on the Skyraider or any other aircraft on the tour in California - details at www.collingsfoundation.org/flight-experiences/
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B-17 Flying Fortress / B-24 Liberator Bomber Crew Training Program

May 30 @ 7:30 am - May 31 @ 7:00 pm

$2200

B-17 Flying Fortress / B-24 Liberator Bomber Crew Training Program
Stockton, California – May 30th or May 31st
Mustering with your fellow recruits in the cool morning air at Stockton Airport you will be met by base personnel and transported back in time to 1944 as a cadet at the Stockton Field Air Corps Advanced Flying School, where you will experience some of the sights, sounds and smells that few others have known.The morning session starts with indoctrination followed by classes where you will learn about aerial gunnery and the duties of the bombardier. After a GI lunch you will fly a mission over the California Central Valley, with the Sierra Mountains as backdrop, in your choice of the two most celebrated bombers of WWII: the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress and the Consolidated B-24J Liberator.

While waiting for your mission you will participate in additional ground training, including fire fighting, radio operation, first aid, and ball turret operation. After learning about each crew position you can try them out yourself, in flight. Take the ball turret for a spin with an unforgettable view, shoot simulated-fire machine guns throughout the aircraft, and even try your hand at dropping dummy bombs with the Norden Bombsight. Can you hit the target? Come to Bomber Camp and find out.
When:
May 30th or May 31st, 2018 – Training will commence at 0730 and will conclude each day at 1810hrs.

Base Location: Stockton Municipal Airport, Stockton, California.

Target: Top Secret Classified Information.
Crew will be issued mission and target objectives on completion of crew training.

Cost: $2,200 per person. Discounts and add-on flights available. Trainees must arrange travel to Stockton Airport and be fed and ready for transport at 0730.

Age restrictions: 16 yrs. and older. 16 yrs. to 18yrs. has to be accompanied by legal adult or guardian.

For more information and options please visit our web site at www.bombercamp.org

Details

Start:
May 30 @ 7:30 am
End:
May 31 @ 7:00 pm
Cost:
$2200
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Venue

B-17 / B-24 Bomber Training Program
Stockton, CA United States + Google Map
Phone:
800-568-8924
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