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Collings Foundation

This Friday the Collings Foundation will kick off our 30th Anniversary tour in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. This will be our 3,353rd stop since we started. Thanks to everyone who have come out to support the tour! We will have more 2019 dates posted soon and keep an eye out for a new online booking program to be launched in the next month. (Thanks Britt Dietz for the photo!) ...

1 month ago

Collings Foundation

Hi there! For the first time, the TF-51D Mustang flight training cost will go up after the first of the year due to increased engine and aircraft maintenance / operation costs. If you are planning on flight instruction in Toulouse Nuts during 2019, consider purchasing a flight certificate before the prices go up after Christmas. Visit 'Shop' on our website or go to: www.collingsfoundation.org/shop/flight-certificates/p-51-mustang-flight-training-certificate/ ...

1 month ago

Collings Foundation

Good morning all! We have some great gift ideas in our PX store for the holidays. Proceeds go to year-end maintenance of the Wings of Freedom tour aircraft. I just put up some new tee shirts and other gift ideas. Go to:https://www.collingsfoundation.org/shop/
Thanks!!
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1 month ago

Collings Foundation

Seventy-seven years ago, at 7:48 AM Hawaiian time, 353 aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the U.S. Pacific Fleet and bases in Pearl Harbor... the catalyst that launched the United States into World War II. Tragically 2,403 Americans were killed with an additional 1,178 wounded. Today, December 7th, we honor those lost and honor those who fought as a result of that day.

The Collings Foundation is proud to operate the last surviving fighter aircraft from the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Curtiss P-40B Tomahawk 41-13297. Please consider helping support this important aircraft that will tell the story of the "Day that will live in infamy" in the new American Heritage Museum
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Plainly put, the Collings Foundation would not exist without the dedicated help of our volunteers. Whether they are “manning” the PX as a part of the nationwide bomber tour, turning wrenches on one of our many planes, maintaining support equipment for airplanes such as the F-4, or answering the phones and pushing papers in the office; their time and talents are the treasure that keeps the Foundation going.

Every time a Collings Foundation engine is heard overhead, remember that it is there because of the thousands of hours our volunteers put in throughout the year. Like the dedicated crews in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, they stand-by and support the aircraft without complaint.

We extend a heart-felt thank you to all of our volunteers.

We are always looking for volunteers to help. Below are some of our volunteer opportunities that you may be able to help with:

  • Become a local tour stop coordinator, or help a coordinator on a B-17 and B-24 tour stop in your local area.
  • The Collings Foundation Houston, TX base is continually looking for people to help support the many restorations and aircraft that they care for. If you are interested, please contact Rick Harris.
  • Limited slots for volunteers on the B-17 and B-24 tour are available. Please email your interest toinfo@collingsfoundation.org with a brief introduction and list of skills.
  • The Stow, MA Headquarters of the Collings Foundation has some volunteer slots available on a limited basis, please email us at info@collingsfoundation.org for information.
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