Wings of Freedom Back to Dutchess County
The Wings of Freedom Tour returns for a third year this September at the Dutchess County Airport.
If you're a fan of aviation and history this is most definitely the event for you. The Collings Foundation is bringing the Wings of Freedom Tour back to the Dutchess Airport in Poughkeepsie September 9th through September 11th. The tour is jam packed with rare airplanes from WWII including the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber. The Boeing B-17 is one of eight left in the U.S that is still in flying condition.
People who attend the Wings of Freedom Tour will be able to experience the planes inside and out. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. There is no extra fee for touring the planes however, if you want to get up in the air and take a ride in one? That's going to cost you $400, a small price to pay for the experience of a life time.
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro is very excited to see The Wings Of Freedom Tour back in the Hudson Valley, stating "This event allows our veterans and their families, as well as adults and children of all ages, to learn about these historical and truly remarkable aircraft, and their significance in our nation’s history. We look forward to welcoming back the Collings Foundation and hosting this special tour in Dutchess County."
The Wings of Freedom Tour kicks off Friday, September 9th at 2pm and goes until 5pm, Saturday September 10th and Sunday September 11th the planes will be on display from 9am-5pm. On Sunday, September 11th there will be a memorial ceremony held at 11am to remember and honor the victims, survivors and heroes of the September 11th attacks.
For more information on the Collings Foundation and The Wings of Freedom Tour visit collingsfoundation.org