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21 hours ago

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. ...

1 day ago

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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1 week 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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 Vietnam Memorial Flight
Flight Experience & Flight Training Programs.

A Vietnam Jet Flight Experience You Will Never Forget
The Collings Foundation announces that, for the first time ever, flight programs are now available to members of the public in a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom and Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk. This once in a lifetime opportunity allows both pilots and non-pilots to experience the most important jet fighter of the Vietnam/Cold War era. Just imagine what 35,000 lbs of thrust feels like in the F-4 Phantom! – Or the incredible roll-rate and nimble flight characteristics of the TA-4 Skyhawk!

The F-4 Phantom and TA-4J Skyhawk FLIGHT TRAINING PROGRAM takes place at the Collings Foundation’s Houston, Texas facility. Each participant will take part in academic sessions on the aircraft, which will include presentation safety procedures, ejection seat training and cockpit orientation, before donning a Nomex flight-suit and strapping into one of the most powerful civilian operated fighters in the world. Flights will be personally tailored to each student’s interests and capabilities. Flights last approximately 40 minutes in duration depending on fuel burn.

F-4 Phantom: $15,000
TA-4J Skyhawk: $8,000
50% deposit required on sign-up.
For more information, please email Ryan Keough, Director of Development at rkeough@collingsfoundation.org

Messerschmitt Me 262
Flight Training Programs

The Collings Foundation is offering Unusual Attitude / Upset Training and Type Ratings in one of the most historically important and iconic jet aircraft – the Messerschmitt Me 262.

60 years after the birth of the Me 262, the influence of this revolutionary jet can still be seen in contemporary aircraft. Swept wings, automatic slats and the modular construction are examples of technology introduced in the Me 262. At the time, the 262 was a fighter of absolutely unrivaled potential. Thankfully, full production of the Me 262 did not start until 1944, and with fuel shortages and lack of materials it was too late to effect the outcome of WWII.

A very limited continuation production run sponsored by the Messerschmitt Foundation recreated four aircraft to exacting standards from an original Me 262 trainer. The only modern concessions are CJ-610 jet engines, modern avionics and improved materials and metals. Currently, there are only three Me 262 recreations flying: two in the United States and one in Germany. Our Me 262 “White 1” carries a continuation of the original work numbers assigned, with updated engines and safety equipment.

Messerschmitt Me 262 Unusual Attitude / Upset Training Flight Training takes place at the Collings Foundation’s Houston, Texas facility. Requirements: Pilot license with multi-engine rating and current 3rd class medical.
Cost: $5,000

Messerschmitt Me 262 Type Rating takes place the the Collings Foundation’s Houston, Texas facility. Requirements: Must posses at least a United States private pilot certificate with multi-engine land rating, current 3rd class medical, minimum 1,000 hours pilot flight time, including 500 hours as PIC in multi-engine aircraft category.
Cost: $3500 per flight hour plus fuel

For more information, please email Ryan Keough, Director of Development at rkeough@collingsfoundation.org

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