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Collings Foundation

Hi everyone. Hope you are all healthy and getting through the virus pandemic best you can. With the virus, all operations have been put on hold, so not much to report. During the time we have been posting articles around the tank collection in the new American Heritage Museum in MA. This is an amazing place and hope all of you have a chance to visit sometime in the future. We will feature several articles on CF aircraft in the next month - Stay Tuned!
Evolution of the Tank: www.americanheritagemuseum.org/2020/04/evolution-of-the-tank-part-1/
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3 months ago

Collings Foundation

Hi There Parents! Looking for something for your children to do while at home? The Cobi building block models are terrific projects for kids big and small. We have a great selection to choose from in the American Heritage Museum store. We ship as soon as the orders come in. Your purchase helps the Collings Foundation and AHM. See the full inventory in the AHM Online Store:https://www.collingsfoundation.org/product-category/special-items-toys-calendars/ ...

3 months ago

Collings Foundation

A dear friend of the Collings Foundation and WWII veteran Frank Tedesco passed away on February 29, 2020 at the age of 99. Born and raised in Weymouth, Frank graduated from Weymouth High School. He went on to further his education, by receiving a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska.

Frank proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corps during WW II as a B24 Liberator Pilot. Over the years, he received many awards for his military service, most recently in May of 2019, Frank was awarded a high medal of honor, the Legion D’Honneur for his service alongside France, during WW II. Before retirement, Frank worked for many years as an Aircraft Engineer for General Electric.
He spent countless hours volunteering: building the Spirit of Massachusetts in Boston, restoring a B24J Liberator with the Collings Foundation, in Stow, MA and public speaking educating the public on events of WW II. Frank’s passion for photography was evident by his numerous features in publications. On the weekends, he loved to sing and perform at clubs and piano bars. Frank frequented the Wings of Freedom tour and the Collings Foundation's living history events over many years. He was always the epitome of "The Greatest Generation."

Frank was a kind, selfless, and loving man who cared for his family. He will be deeply missed by all who were blessed to have known him.
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Butler, PA – Pittsburgh/Butler Regional Airport (BTP)

August 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - August 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

$5 – $15

Experience the Wings of Freedom Tour

Come out and experience World War II history on the ground and in the air with the Wings of Freedom Tour! See our original WWII warbirds up-close and personal with walk through tours of authentically restored interiors of the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator and see the B-25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang, and P-40 Warhawk on the ramp as well.

For an even more exciting visit, take flight aboard one of our aircraft for an incredible flight experience or flight training! Learn more about each flight and book online at the links below!

Ground and Walk Through Tours

Explore the insides of the B-17 & B-24 and see the other aircraft on the ramp. Tours are self-guided. Reservations are not needed for walk through tours.

Admission: $15 Adults / $5 Children 12 and under. World War II veterans admitted for free.

Ground and Walk Through Tour Times
8/15/2019 – 2:00 PM till 5:00 PM
8/16/2019 – 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM
8/17/2019 – 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM
8/18/2019 – 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM

Opening time might vary +/- 30 minutes depending on morning flight operations.
Availability of select aircraft for ground viewing is subject to change based on weather and maintenance circumstances.


 

Take a Flight!

Exciting flight experiences on the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, and B-25 Mitchell are available at this tour location. Flight training (no experience necessary) on the P-51 Mustang and P-40 Warhawk is also available to actually take the controls and fly the famous fighters of WWII with an experienced instructor for either 30 minutes or 60 minutes!

Book your flight today! Click on the link to the aircraft you want to fly below:

To make a reservation by phone, call 978-562-9182 (10:00am to 6:00pm Eastern). All flights are a tax-deductible donation!

Details

Start:
August 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
End:
August 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$5 – $15
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Venue

Butler, PA
475 Airport Road
Butler, PA 16002 United States
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