Wings of Freedom Over Monmouth Airport
Not everyone knows this but every year Monmouth Executive Airport is overrun by a huge flock of birds…
WARBIRDS, to be exact.
As we speak the “Warbirds of America” are indeed landing at the airport as part of their Wings Of Freedom tour, bringing with them some of the coolest looking, and meticulously restored ex-military aircraft you will ever see anywhere. This flock of aviation and military enthusiasts migrates over to the airport in mid-August of every year, bringing with them hundreds of spectators and enthusiasts who can’t wait to check out the cool planes.
Aircraft participating in the Wings of Freedom Tour include the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber and the P-51 Mustang “Betty Jane,” will all be here for a visit from Aug. 21 to Aug. 26.
The aforementioned B-17 is one of only 9 in flying condition in the United States, the B-24J and Dual Control P-51C Mustang are the sole remaining examples of their type flying in the world. The best part is that visitors can explore the aircraft inside and out.
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. Visitors may also experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to actually take a 30-minute flight aboard these rare aircraft. Flights on either the B-17 or B-24 are $425 per person.
Or for you die hard pilots out there with a little pocket change, get some “stick time” in the world’s greatest fighter. P-51 flights are $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour. For reservations and information on flight experiences, call 800-568-8924. Or if you want to learn to fly in time for next year’s visit, check out our Eagles View flight school.
The Wings of Freedom Tour will be on display at Monmouth Executive Airport, near the main terminal, located off of West Hurley Pond Road, Wall Township through Sunday August 26th.