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5 days ago

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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3 weeks ago

Collings Foundation

We are VERY excited to announce that the newly acquired Collings Foundation P-38L Lightning will be attending our airshow! You may have seen it at last weekend's LA County Airshow or perhaps tucked away the last few months at the Planes of Fame Air Museum, and we're beyond excited to have it join the line up of SEVERAL P-38 Lightnings that will attend our airshow! Built in early 1945, this P-38 was designed to be a photo reconnaissance Lightning variation. Stored in Kingman, AZ after the war, it went through several civilian hands and was used for aerial mapping for a time. It came to Chino in the early 80s for a restoration and conversion to a fighter (removing the photo recon nose) then was shipped to UK where it was flown for a year. It came back to the US in the early 90s and was eventually put on display at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. It was finally acquired by the Collings Foundation in 2016.

See this remarkable P-38L Lightning at the 2018 Planes of Fame Air Show! Stay tuned to this page for more performers and displays at the airshow, and get your tickets here: goo.gl/MYNmY5
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3 weeks ago

Collings Foundation

In honor of National Vietnam Veterans Day, we wish to honor all the veterans who served and all those who gave their lives. We remember you and we thank you. It is our mission to tell your story long after the sun sets... your sacrifices will never be forgotten. (Photo by Kevin Bailey) ...

3 weeks ago

Collings Foundation

If you've been waiting for the Wings of Freedom tour schedule, please visit our schedule specific page: Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour!! If you don't see your city yet, don't worry!! We are constantly updating the schedule and adding more events :) Thank you & I hope to see you on the road...

Jamie 'B-25' Mitchell
WoF Coordinator
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Wings and Wheels ~ American Elegance

June 17, 2017 - June 18, 2017

$10 - $15

In the most striking setting, the Collings Foundation is proud to announce American Elegance. The most elegant automobiles presented in grand pageantry and motion.

The Collings Foundation’s collection of rare automobiles, race cars, military equipment and classics are world-class. Few know the Foundation that operates the world’s most extensive national living history tour of WWII Aircraft is based here in Massachusetts.

American Elegance is an exquisite display of rare classic automobiles operating before your very eyes. The Great Gatsby era comes alive! American Cars from the height of craftsmanship will be presented in the most informative and colorful dialog and setting. Al Capone and his 1940 Cadillac will be here – if he can elude authorities! Massachusetts State Police’s finest are on the look out ~

WHAT: The Collings Foundation is opening its doors during the Wings and Wheels Event, June 17th and 18th. See the incredible collection of over 70 automobiles, carriages, race cars, military equipment and airplanes.

We will be offering rides in a legendary WWII aircraft! 20-minute Stearman flights are $200 (flown by an original Tuskegee Airman), 20-minute T-6 Texan flights are $390 (WWII fighter trainer). Call to reserve flights or with questions.

The Collings Foundation’s museum of over 120 classic automobiles, historic aircraft and rare artifacts will be on display. Docent lead tours will occur at the top of every hour.
Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center will have a display and original historic patrol cars participating in American Elegance. Unique tactical robot displays and exhibitions from Nashoba High School FIRST program American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will be at location. WWII Veteran presentations and displays – A great time for all. Food will be available. American Elegance performance starts at 12:00 PM noon.

WHERE: The Wings and Wheels / American Elegance Event will be held at the Foundation’s Headquarters: 137 Barton Road, Stow MA. For a detailed map see below ~

WHEN: The Wings and Wheels Open House takes place over Father’s Day weekend: June 17th and 18th, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Entrance fee is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 years and younger. Pay at entrance. Cash preferred. Call 978-562-9182 to reserve flights.

Details

Start:
June 17, 2017
End:
June 18, 2017
Cost:
$10 - $15
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Venue

CF Wings and Wheels Open House Event
137 Barton Road
Stow, MA 01775 United States
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Phone:
978-562-9182
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