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3 hours ago

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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 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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