Wings of Freedom Return At Monmouth Airport This Week
Explore World War II aviation history with the Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom tour at the Monmouth Jet Center located at the Monmouth Executive Airport off Route 34 South in Wall Township, NJ starting at 2:00 pm August 24 until August 28, 2016. This is your opportunity to get hands-on learning with living history that you wont get to see anywhere else!
Aircraft you can expect to see are:
- B-17 Flying Fortress (N93012)
- B-24 Liberator (N224J)
- B-25 Mitchell (N3476G)
- and the new P-51D Mustang (N551CF)
The B-24 and P-51 Mustang are the only remaining example of their kind left in the world that are still flying and the B-17 is one of only 9 that are still in flying condition in the United States.
The best part is that you can do walk through tours and explore the aircraft inside and out, without having to make reservations.
The walk through schedule is as follows:
- 8/24 – 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
- 8/25 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
- 8/26 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
- 8/27 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
- 8/28 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
A $12 donation for adults and $6 donation for children under 12 is requested for access to up-close viewing and tours through the inside of the aircraft.
In addition, visitors may also experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to actually take a flight aboard these rare aircraft. Flights take place before and after tours.
- 30 minute flights on the B-17 or B-24 are $450 per person.
- 30 minute flight on the P-51C is $2200 per person.
- 60 minute flight on the P-51C is $3200 per person.
- 30 minute flight on the B-25 is $400 per person.
For reservations and information on flight experiences, call 800-568-8924.